Star gazing

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Project by TonyWard posted 09-13-2007 11:04 PM 2734 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Here is a recently completed bandsawn box.

There are two storage compartments, the drawer in the base section and a lidded cavity at the top (kept in place by the use of magnets). The timber is Australian Red Cedar. And yes, it was fun to make!

Tony Ward

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#1 posted 09-14-2007 12:32 AM

I’ve been looking at your stuff for a long time.
I got your free plans.

Your ability to pick up the finer points in the wood and emphasize them as you make these boxes just amazes me.

Would that i were that talented.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 09-14-2007 01:05 AM

This stuff just amazes me.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 09-14-2007 01:05 AM

Tony, you keep re-inventing the genre. Fantastic work, Mate!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 09-14-2007 02:36 AM

Another beautiful creation Tony
I love it . You have a great imagination.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 09-14-2007 02:40 AM

Extraordinary. Beautifully sculpted piece. Was the intent to make a tiki god? It certainly looks similar in the 2nd photo.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 09-14-2007 02:57 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

Bob, no I did not set off to make a tiki ?, rather a star gazing rabbit. However as in all sculptural works people see different things, often it is that response which adds to the energy to create something different, perhaps next time the tiki object will be the inspiration?


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#7 posted 09-14-2007 02:51 PM

what a talented guy you are. Great project.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 09-15-2007 06:02 AM

Your work is always fun!

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#9 posted 09-18-2007 01:14 PM

impressive as always.
Very unique upper storage area.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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