Gemstone Box #112

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Project by DustyNewt posted 07-01-2008 11:42 PM 2252 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is the second of the series. Hopefully many more to come.

The tile is tiger eye, black onyx and picture jasper.

The primary wood is mesquite. Beautiful to work with. I used eucalyptus to back tile so it’ll show on the inside of the lid. The pegs are bamboo and the lid is hinged with brass rod.

It measures approximately 3×3×6”.

The next couple dozen will probably go on my website and on etsy shop page.

You can see more photos at my Flickr page.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 07-02-2008 01:24 AM

Great box, yes the mesquite is a very beautiful wood to work with, just hard to find large pieces that are not full of bug holes. Really like the tile work.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#2 posted 07-02-2008 01:56 AM

Great job Dusty. I am interested in your use of eucalyptus. Down under it is used for coughs & colds & a cleaning agent. Can you tell me, what is the eucalyptus product you use & what is it used for?

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 07-02-2008 03:26 AM

Grumpy - The eucalyptus wood is the light colored wood I used to line the inside of the lid. It smells a little like cough drops when you cut it. It has an interesting, interlocked grain. Just some wood I happened upon. It grows well here in Florida, too. To tell you the truth, my cousin even has a pet wallaby. Perhaps Florida broke off of Australia during the last ice age.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#4 posted 07-02-2008 08:09 AM

Very nice mosaic Dusty and the exposed pegs add to the overall look. Keep ‘em comin’

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#5 posted 07-02-2008 01:02 PM

Nice looking box. I like the tiger eye stones. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 07-02-2008 06:01 PM

Very nice, I like the idea of combining the wood and stone.

I went to your website and saw you worked with abalone, how is this to work with?

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#7 posted 07-02-2008 07:31 PM

How did you make that top it is pretty awesome. Great job.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#8 posted 07-03-2008 03:34 AM

That’s a pretty box.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 07-03-2008 10:56 AM

Thanks Ya’ll,
The gemstone tiles are samples a friend, a rock nut, found in his travels. They are genuine semi-precious stone, laminated to a ceramic tile substrate. They are all of different stones and various intarsia style patterns.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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