Red and yellow (catch a fellow)

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Project by ellgee posted 12-06-2020 12:55 AM 516 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother always used to say “catch a fellow” if there was occasion to say “red and yellow”.

Had the red & yellow wood for a long time, it was too nice to cut up,
until about 202005, when LJ robscastle was trying to clear out his
wood supply, and I took some. Quite a lot in fact. So much that
it was time to quit using cheap stuff, and use up some good stuff,
because there was so much of it.

Husband thinks the red-and-yellow is New Guinea Rosewood, I think not,
because it is heavy and close-grained, unlike most of our other NGR.
Looks a bit like photos of cocobolo.

Annnnyway, I wanted to put it with some plain-dark-red and plain-yellow woods
and drew many many ideas before coming up with this stripey pattern.
In which, if you cannot tell from the photo, the panels at left & right are
the red-and-yellow wood same as the box-sides,
and the rest of the lid is plain red-gum, with
some yellow-unknown-wood (with a little help from the bottle) highlights.

In this one, only the box-bottom is from Robert’s former stash,
but more from there is coming soon. (earlier, if you read LJ projects from most-recent).

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#1 posted 12-06-2020 02:57 AM

Very interesting colors and grain on that wood.
I have no idea what it is but it is very striking.
Very nice little box and great job on combining the striped wood with strips of the other woods…. stripey.

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#2 posted 12-06-2020 11:54 AM

Red next to yellow will kill a fellow . (when it comes to snakes)

I like your lid design.

-- Petey

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