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Project by TJ65 posted 02-11-2014 12:58 AM 2186 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is made from reclaimed and scrap timber. For the carving I used Red Gum which was only a trial as I was unsure how it would go. As you can see I persevered but I don’t think I will use it again. Very hard and difficult to carve. But it served a purpose. The lid and base are floating flooring that’s why the thickness and two colours. As for the main box – I have no idea. Coated with two coats of Satin Poly & lined with velvet.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/





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#1 posted 02-11-2014 01:02 AM

That’s really cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 01:07 AM

Really like the design. (kind of hypnotic)

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 01:12 AM

Interesting combination of materials. Is that the natural colour of the red gum? Lovely piece. Keep it up.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 01:14 AM

Wow, that’s a lovely carving – very impressive hand work. You did a marvelous job. Maybe next time you could try an easier wood like cherry or butternut, I think both would look wonderful.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 01:39 AM

Great looking

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 01:48 AM

That’s a beautiful peice of work. Very impressive carving.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 01:49 AM

Nice to see you on LJ again Theresa. I missed your last post and it was a while before that.
This is really nice. My first thought was that it looked like it should have a cream filling. Looks like a chocolate cookie.
I does look good enough to eat too.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 02:48 AM

Very nice carving.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 04:42 AM

TJ!

What a G R E A T carving!

Beautiful!

You’re really THE hang of it very nicely!

Thank you for sharing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 05:28 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 05:39 AM

Theresa,

Wow! That carving is really exquisite! Glad to see you’re back at it.

L/W

-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female) https://dudeasks.com/how-many-genders-are-there-in-2021/

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 06:02 AM

A very cute box Theresa, but the top is what makes it stand out. You did a wonderful job of carving

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 06:21 AM

A beautiful box indeed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 09:26 AM

Outstanding top carving!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 09:46 AM

Thanks guys for the lovely comments.
Yes John it is the natural colour of the Red Gum. Like all wood it varies a bit.
Paul – a cookie ?? Haha that’s a good one maybe I should rename it !

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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