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Project by larryw posted 03-02-2011 04:19 AM 2439 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a couple more pens with boxes. The first one was for a friend who had given me about a three foot stump section of cherry from one of the trees he had sold for veneer logs.The box is a “flip-up” style,that “presents” the pen when opened.It’s made from the cherry he had given me plus a little walnut added for decoration.The pen itself is cherry. The other pen and box was made for my mother for her birthday.It’s made from bird’s eye maple, with camphor burl medallion inlayed with jade recon stone, pink ivory wood,sycamore, and cherry. The pen is camphor burl.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 07:31 AM

I like your pens but the boxes I really like! Good woodworking!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 08:26 AM

Very nice Larry – love those hinges:)


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#3 posted 03-02-2011 08:47 AM

Nice and detailed work. Always nice to have a story and or a relationship with the wood and the people around it.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 10:02 AM

Wow! they are beautiful, excellent work I love the inlay work. Craftsmanship!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 11:52 AM

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-02-2011 12:35 PM

After having tried inlays a few times and giving up each time, I am always in awe of those who can do them, you seem to have mastered that with the detail on that pen box, outstanding job !! very very nice !!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 03:09 PM

Nice work Larry!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 03-02-2011 05:30 PM

Just wonderful and beautiful boxes with pens, as said, your inlay work is absolutely pristine, are you thinking of adoption?, it would be great to be related, oh yeah, I’m older than you, lols, just great work Larry, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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