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Old 07-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Giraffe box finished

I added the color fill. I wanted it to be subtle, so it didn't over power the beauty of the wood. I wanted it to just stand out, so I used a glaze and added a few more coats of poly for protection.

It will be put on display tomorrow.

There is going to be a series of these, a "boxed zoo"?

Thanks for looking.


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Old 07-09-2018, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks great.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very cool!
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Awesome! It would be a really nice box without the carving but that really adds a lot of interest to an already nice wood.
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Awesome box. Just saw a short video on Wilstem Ranch (or Farm?) in southern Indiana that has both some up-close giraffe opportunities and the chance to help bathe a few elephants. Thinking of surprising my bride this fall--bit of a different anniversary trip!!
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments.

This particular piece of lumber was a full 1" thick, and 10' long. I only cut a 26" piece off and then re-sawed it in half.
So I still have an almost 8' full thickness piece, and the 26" x 1/2" thick piece left.

I'm going to save it for a project that will show the full, unobstructed beauty of the figure. I might slice a 3/4" piece from the end and see how it looks on a pen, if I can get ahold of a nice kit, without the high shipping cost for one kit.


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