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Time for the Fair again and decided to continue the tacklebox saga for another round. Switched to Peruvian walnut and wenge, which made for a bit of angst. Luckily, lots of coats of tongue oil and sanding in between finally brought out the good side of the wood! Lacewood bass and yellowheart lure






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I love the relief inside the lid. Very nice, John!
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Thanks, Paul...I did this one more in Entarsia style by mounting the fish and lure on a wenge board rather than spending a lot of effort whacking out spots to put them in relief, then spending more time on damage control. I went ahead and glued this in place, but would envision mounting with screws so it could be changed to whatever one might want the box to represent....ie., favorite fresh or saltwater fish and/or lure...or a flower, if you're more inclined toward jewelry storage :shock:
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Beautiful work Deke! But we got redneck bass fishermen down here who could render that into junk in a season. Watch who you sell it to!

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PS: The bass is especially cool. Where do you get the exotic woods? Jewelry?
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That would be at the exotic woods store, BB! we have several out here and Rockler has a puddle as well. Pricey stuff! slice off and use sparingly, like they were truffles :shock:
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Very nice John!! I am envious of your woodworking skills. John
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Great work, Doc Elder. You never cease to amaze me with your skills.
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Beeeeyooootiful!
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I wish I had even 10% of your talent, John. Amazing work.
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Very nice!

You are giving Mark May a run for his money...

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Beautiful work, JE! It is stunning!
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:D Thanks for the pats, guys! I love retirement! I get to live in the garage and do fun stuff like this all day!
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Sweet box John ! I think we all need to start sending you more reels to repair as you have to much freeeeeee time on your hands ! John Taylor
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I really appreciate fine woodworking, and, John, that’s some fine woodworking.

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Wow! Such talent here amongst the ORCA cast. Not surprising I suppose.
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Do you cook five star as well?!
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That’s a real beauty, John,
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Wow, now that’s a wonderful birthday present, pulling up this ancient thread! Thanks for the nostalgia and all the nice comments! I must admit, i love that box! Hope i can get back to it some day if i get the metalwork under control.
J

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john elder wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:35 pm Wow, now that’s a wonderful birthday present..

Well then, Happy Birthday, John.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JE! A slight coincidence going on here, mine was Wed. I've always said it was just another day, but I'm starting to appreciate more and more when the Good Lord blesses me with another one each year! 8)
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Been getting caught up here, looking back at old threads. Fun, interesting, and impressive stuff throughout. Happy B-Day, John!
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