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#1 posted 03-29-2014 03:21 AM
Your boxes are beautiful, the detail makes each box special. I like to make boxes, also, but haven’t learned to chip carve witch adds a whole different level to any box. Congrats.
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#2 posted 03-29-2014 04:33 AM
Those represent A LOT of work! Great boxes. Thanks for sharing.
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#3 posted 03-29-2014 04:55 AM
Otis, very nice work! Could you describe how you did this amount of detailing?
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#4 posted 03-29-2014 05:14 AM
Very nice carving.
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#5 posted 03-29-2014 07:36 AM
Great looking detail.
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#6 posted 03-29-2014 11:58 AM
Some very nice boxes there Otis. You sure are good at carving the Celtic pattern. Excellent stuff.Thanks for sharing.
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#7 posted 03-29-2014 12:53 PM
These are very original. I MUST give this a try someday. My Son said this would be great for a wooden photo album. Beautiful work!
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#8 posted 03-29-2014 02:43 PM
Beautiful, beautiful work. I admire your skill AND your patience!
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#9 posted 03-29-2014 04:13 PM
All of these boxes are outstanding. You do beautiful work.
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#10 posted 03-29-2014 04:33 PM
Thanks to all, the celtic knots are the easest to cut but hardest to plot the pattern the kind of red-gold with a lot of carving, I got the pattern from a floor mat, and I tried to count how many cuts I had to make for that pattern, but there are just to many.
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#11 posted 03-30-2014 09:41 PM
Great looking boxes
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#12 posted 04-02-2014 04:19 PM
Wow! Those are exquisite boxes. Like the intricate carvings, very beautiful work.
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