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Here is a recently completed box. The one-piece botton is from my dad's Russian Olive tree. The top is from an ash tree I cut down for firewood for my mother-in-law about 40 years ago. I decided to have the trunk cut into boards and cut firewood for her from other trees. I've heard that ash doesn't very often have figured grain but there were some places with nice figure and they were used for the faces of small cabinet doors. I think the lid here was the last piece with nice grain. I didn't want to burn this wood and I needed a small box for pencils etc. I did none of the wood work but only told the gunsmith/wood worker where to make all the cuts. Inside the lid is a photo of an oil painting I did about 10 years ago when first retired which I don't do now as it is a lot of work.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 06:22 PM
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Beautiful work and I like the contrast in the two pieces.

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Very nice!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 10:59 AM
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The grain on both pieces of wood is very nice. A box to last many life times.
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Very nice work and layout.
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