Rosewood Keepsake Box Commission

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Project by longgone posted 07-13-2013 04:19 AM 3420 views 8 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a show this past July 4th weekend weekend that was a great show…hot as all get out but well worth it. I got a phone call Tuesday from a customer that bought two of my sculpted boxes at the show…a Cocobolo box and a Rosewood box… He wanted another box that was also Rosewood but wanted this one with pin hinges and the recessed finger lift.
I told him I require a 50% deposit and balance at completion before I ship. He said can I just pay you all of it up front? No problem…He emailed the money to my PayPal account and I got started on this box right away…Also said he would be interested is some additional boxes as gifts and will call me in about a month to discuss some designs and wood types…
I almost didn’t apply to this show because it was mid-summer and was not sure how good a show would be during the hot summer….It just shows to go you…You never know…!

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 04:25 AM

Sometimes the darnedest things happen! I’m glad it worked out for you.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 04:30 AM

You gotta just love those kind of customers!

Of course beautiful box.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 04:30 AM

Your skill is amazing. I love the lines in your boxes. True art.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 04:37 AM

Really glad that you’re doing so well. Plus you probably sold a few there?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 06:10 AM

That’s an amazing piece of work. I appreciate the flow that you have with it.

-- The one thing about time is that time is always on time.

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 06:12 AM

Question for you sir. How thick is the material before you start carving? Thank you

-- The one thing about time is that time is always on time.

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#7 posted 07-13-2013 08:50 AM

Another work of art and I can see why they sell. There amazing! Glad it workd out…. Love when customers say I’ll pay upfront. Shows they trust and love your work!

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

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#8 posted 07-13-2013 10:22 AM

Beautiful box. A lot of fine detail, along with a very good choice of wood.

-- John, Illinois,

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#9 posted 07-13-2013 10:32 AM

Amazing…another great box Greg. The wood is beautiful and so is the sculpting….just perfect. Excellent work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 07-13-2013 10:44 AM

This is a very rich, and elegant box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 07-13-2013 11:55 AM

Another wonderful box, and I am glad you are doing well at selling your boxes. I haven’t purchased cocobolo in years, it was expensive then, so it must be very expensive now.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 07-13-2013 12:03 PM

Frapsnackle, that is stunning! Congrats on a nice win.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#13 posted 07-13-2013 01:02 PM

Very nice box-wood and use of it.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 07-13-2013 01:09 PM

First time I’ve ever seen anything like these boxes. Two questions: #1. What size is a typical box? #2. What are you charging? They look like $400 or $500 boxes!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#15 posted 07-13-2013 01:25 PM

That box is definitely beautiful. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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