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Project by TJ65 posted 02-11-2014 12:58 AM 1122 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is made from reclaimed and scrap timber. For the carving I used Red Gum which was only a trial as I was unsure how it would go. As you can see I persevered but I don’t think I will use it again. Very hard and difficult to carve. But it served a purpose. The lid and base are floating flooring that’s why the thickness and two colours. As for the main box – I have no idea. Coated with two coats of Satin Poly & lined with velvet.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/





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#1 posted 02-11-2014 01:02 AM

That’s really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 01:07 AM

Really like the design. (kind of hypnotic)

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 01:12 AM

Interesting combination of materials. Is that the natural colour of the red gum? Lovely piece. Keep it up.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 01:14 AM

Wow, that’s a lovely carving – very impressive hand work. You did a marvelous job. Maybe next time you could try an easier wood like cherry or butternut, I think both would look wonderful.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 01:39 AM

Great looking

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 01:48 AM

That’s a beautiful peice of work. Very impressive carving.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 01:49 AM

Nice to see you on LJ again Theresa. I missed your last post and it was a while before that.
This is really nice. My first thought was that it looked like it should have a cream filling. Looks like a chocolate cookie.
I does look good enough to eat too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 02:48 AM

Very nice carving.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 04:42 AM

TJ!

What a G R E A T carving!

Beautiful!

You’re really THE hang of it very nicely!

Thank you for sharing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 05:28 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 05:39 AM

Theresa,

Wow! That carving is really exquisite! Glad to see you’re back at it.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 06:02 AM

A very cute box Theresa, but the top is what makes it stand out. You did a wonderful job of carving

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 06:21 AM

A beautiful box indeed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 09:26 AM

Outstanding top carving!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 09:46 AM

Thanks guys for the lovely comments.
Yes John it is the natural colour of the Red Gum. Like all wood it varies a bit.
Paul – a cookie ?? Haha that’s a good one maybe I should rename it !

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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