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Project by awsum55 posted 12-13-2018 10:44 PM 2747 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made of hickory, walnut, purpleheart and some unknown spalted wood with a cherry band separating the purpleheart on the top. After I re-sawed the wood for the bottom I saw the knots as eyes and thought it would make an interesting bottom. I was even able to have the bottom of the box wink at you (only one eye) total luck, not planned but very cool.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#1 posted 12-13-2018 11:19 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 11:29 PM

That is beautiful!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 11:41 PM

A very nice A&C style box. I do like that figure on top, and of course the eyes have it.

Great collection of woods. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 01:05 AM

Very nice John
The top and bottom are my favorites, oh heck so are the sides

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 01:32 AM

Great looking box. The woods really make the look. The splines and G&G accents are a nice touch as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 02:26 AM

Beautiful wood and a great design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 02:47 AM

That is Awesum!
Beautiful design, great choice of contrasting woods, beautiful joinery and well executed.

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 08:53 AM

Awesome looking joinery

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-14-2018 10:10 AM

Looks very good Humphrey

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 12:18 PM

You had too many nice pieces of wood there… So nice – hard to choose where to put that lovely piece of Walnut

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#11 posted 12-14-2018 03:42 PM

beautiful box

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 12-14-2018 04:35 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments, I really appreciate it. This was a fun one to build.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#13 posted 02-08-2019 05:04 AM

Sweet box. Nice all around, including the wink. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#14 posted 02-08-2019 05:48 AM

Thanks Rod, I appreciate that.

-- John D, OP, KS

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