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Project by bigogre posted 04-15-2014 12:45 PM 1697 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is 9×5 inches, and made with figured ash with lots of little bark pockets, and the lid is curly walnut. I epoxied on a polished agate for the lift, just to try something a bit different. I was concerned with it snapping off, so I glued a small stop block inside the box to keep it from ever making contact with the box sides. Finished with wipe on poly, then waxed and buffed.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 01:20 PM

This is a beautiful box and the wood is extraordinary.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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shipwright

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 01:42 PM

Outrageously beautiful material.
All three of them.

I like it.

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

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Wolfdaddy

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 01:42 PM

I really like this box. That is some spectacular looking ash, and the walnut it sweet too.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 01:51 PM

I love that ash, never seen anything like that before.

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 02:23 PM

What a great job and collection of material. The ash is spectacular. Glad to see you posting again.

-- Big Al in IN

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 02:27 PM

GREAT ASH! COULDN’T BE ANY PRETTIER WOOD.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 02:56 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 04-15-2014 04:22 PM

wow, that is beautiful wood, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 04:45 PM

super looking box. The figure of the Ash is great. I like the lift idea and the asymmetrical position of the lift.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 04-15-2014 06:27 PM

Man that wood is amazing, you did a great job of showing it off

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 04-15-2014 07:57 PM

That is one gorgeous box. I love the grain!! A real eye catcher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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palaswood

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 09:00 PM

Do I absolutely love this box!? YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASH I DO!

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 04-15-2014 09:23 PM

Great find on the wood. Spectacular build as always.

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

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Andy

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#14 posted 04-15-2014 09:48 PM

Nice!
Great work and that wood is a show stealer.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Gary

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#15 posted 04-15-2014 10:35 PM

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