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Having relocated from Texas to Colorado, I have had to put my woodworking on hold for the last four months. I am just getting my new garage in order to begin some new projects. Also Colorado cold weather has made it hard to work on some days as my hands are to cold. My thin Texas blood has not thicken up to Colorado weather… However, we have had some reasonable days lately so I was able to complete my first box in Colorado. This retirement box is for a friend of a friend. She loves horses and lives to the northwest (actually in Canada). Thus the horse inlay in the top of the box and the V-carved native American symbol under the lid.

The box measures approximately 10" by 8" by 5". The box itself was built using traditional methods. The woods used are curly maple and wenge. The horse inlay was done on my CNC and this machine never ceases to amaze me with the detail it is capable of (it is smarter than I am!!). The bottom dividers are removable if one wishes to use all of the bottom without any dividers. The finish is a wiping varnish. It was a fun project to start my woodwork again, but I found I needed practice and it is going to require me to relearn how to finish projects in this colder climate

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Beautiful box, beautiful wood, beautiful flourishes, exacting execution. Ohh and it's pretty neat for a horse lover.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Beautiful box, beautiful wood, beautiful flourishes, exacting execution. Ohh and it s pretty neat for a horse lover.

Thanks for sharing.

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Also adds to an international flavor. L-J is a very global group and I am pleased by that.
 

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Nice looking box. The Wenge splines and handle sides bring out the grain in the curly maple. The dividers also accent the lighter wood interior.

The horse inlay looks great. You mentioned that it was made on a CNC machine. I'm curious to hear more about what brand/model you used.
 

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nice box. I like the inlay work and carving.
 

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Looks great, love the inlay
 

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You have very talented hands and great vision of what the end product will be. Thanks for sharing your passion of wood projects. I enjoyed looking.
 

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Very nice
 
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