In memory of my dog, Shiver

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Project by MattinCincy posted 10-06-2010 04:20 AM 3193 views 18 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box in memory of the best dog that ever lived and who will be forever missed by our family – Shiver, our German Wirehaired Pointer. I tried a couple of different photography techniques to capture the figure in the tiger stripe maple sides and redwood burl veneered top, but as you can see, I’m no Ansel Adams. The black accents are ebony and the scene on top is applied to give it some depth. Inside is lined with leather and the finish is lacquer.

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 04:32 AM

I like it, the figure in black ebony is very detailed. I like how the corner pieces vary in size, I would of loved to see a close up photo of the leather. Overall nicely done

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 04:40 AM

This is such a beautiful box. The redwood burn looks great in the photo, it must be awesome to see in person.

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 04:45 AM

Good job. The picture on top is beautiful. It doesn’t overwhelm the box, but it’s very effective. As for the wood, I really like the redwood burl veneer and the ebony splines. Nice attention to detail.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 04:54 AM

That is a fantastic box. And a fitting memorial for a good friend.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 05:08 AM

Wonderful wood, wonderful project. Great job

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 05:10 AM

You did a wonderful job on the box and it is a great memorial to a wonderful dog.

-- -Willing to try

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 05:12 AM

Superb job. The craftsmanship is outstanding.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 05:23 AM

A very nice tribute to a good friend; creative, nicely designed and built.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 06:01 AM

The box is very well done. I do love the layout of the pieces through the miter joints, they aren’t what seems to be typically done and flow very well. Everything fits together aesthetically very nicely

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 06:21 AM

Excellent job. Every detail is well done. The inside picture show the Burl well. It should provide a good visual focus for thoughts about your dog.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 06:26 AM

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 10-06-2010 06:46 AM

REALLY nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 10-06-2010 07:12 AM

Absolutely beautiful box.

I’m really sorry for your loss.

I’ve often said … I have family members that I’d rather lose, than to lose a dog :-(

Forever in your hearts….

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 10-06-2010 07:18 AM

great tribute!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 10-06-2010 08:20 AM

Very nice tribute to Shiver. I’m very sorry to hear your loss of a precious family member!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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