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Project by a1Jim posted 03-12-2018 11:49 PM 2901 views 2 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little box made for my dear wife of 50 + years She saw me carving the practice flower and asked if she could have it, of course, I said yes and asked if she would like it made in a box she quickly said yes. It’s made from Basswood and figured walnut


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#1 posted 03-12-2018 11:55 PM

Congrats on the 50+ years first of all. That’s way more important. The box is beautiful and the carving literally pops with the contrasting colors. It’s simple and sophisticated…I love it!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 12:02 AM

Very nice Jim

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 12:22 AM

Alright Jim’s carving. And getting points to boot. LOL! Great to see you posting.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 12:23 AM

Wow! Nice. I should have looked before I posted mine. Not worthy of being next to yours. Great piece. I bet it’s therapeutic to carve like that.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#5 posted 03-13-2018 12:33 AM

Congratulations to you and your wife on the 50+ years jim! We are right behind you we hit that number in August! Your wife’s new gift has a nice look to it and carving makes is even more special! Oh and you changed your avatar! I like that too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-13-2018 01:03 AM

Awesome work. Congratulations on 50 years.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-13-2018 01:03 AM

Double post, but still love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-13-2018 01:09 AM

That’s a beauty for sure Jim. I really like your brass pinned. ox joints. Great job and beautiful carving!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 03-13-2018 01:27 AM

Congratulations on 50 years Jim,
Very nice box.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 03-13-2018 01:45 AM

Thank you, Brent, Rick, and Tom we are going to hit 51 years in June. As far as the carving goes that was my first carving using traditional methods.In the carving venue, I’m the student, a student of Mary May she does a great online class, this was just the first practice piece.
Scott, I think your box is amazing, with fantastic wood too.I think the reverse is true mine is not Worthy.
Congrats to you Tony, the avatar was past due it was on the older side when I joined LJs, Now I’m on the older side :))
Thanks, Monte thanks, Monte :)
Thanks a lot, Jerry and Gary


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#11 posted 03-13-2018 02:12 AM

Great job, Jim!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 03-13-2018 02:16 AM

Jim, beautiful box, nice carving too!
And congratulations on your 51st anniversary!
We are approaching 52 in August.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#13 posted 03-13-2018 02:28 AM

Thanks Lee

Oldnovice you had to one-up us congrats on your 51 1/2 years of marriage and you also even had to have 4 boxes posted to my one LOL


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#14 posted 03-13-2018 02:38 AM

A Beautiful Box for a wonderful Lady no doubt.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 03-13-2018 02:44 AM

Thanks, oldrivers, she’s the best any person could want, I’m blessed to have had her at my side all these years.


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