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DangerMouse 06-02-2011 02:53 PM

Jarrah and Ipey magic boxes!
 
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I keep busy when not working on the house still. Here are three new boxes I made from recycled Brazilian Walnut (Ipey) and Australian Jarrah.

DM

oh'mike 06-02-2011 06:10 PM

Nice ,I like the color of the second and third boxes--Jarrah?

Nice tight seams,too.---I'm not familiar with Jarrah looks nice---Mike---

DangerMouse 06-02-2011 07:04 PM

The first one is the Jarrah, (with cameo) the second and third are the Ipey.
Both are very dense, heavy wood.

DM

oh'mike 06-02-2011 07:08 PM

Ipey is also used for decks---Looks good as a furniture wood too.

DangerMouse 06-02-2011 07:13 PM

....and the scraps from my back porch don't look too bad as magic boxes! :laughing:

DM

Tom Struble 06-02-2011 08:01 PM

again DM your imagination and craftsmanship know no bounds:thumbup:

CoconutPete 06-03-2011 08:56 AM

Wow! Crazy good!

I used the leftover scraps from my deck for much less creative things.

Leah Frances 06-03-2011 09:12 AM

Very nice work.

Willie T 06-03-2011 09:18 AM

SHOPPING HINT: If any of you go looking for Ipe at your lumber store, you'll sound cool and professional if you pronounce it "E-pay". (Like E-Bay) :thumbsup:

I learned this years ago by being laughed at for pronouncing it like "HYPE" with an I.

DangerMouse 06-03-2011 10:08 AM

.....and I always called it 'eye-pay'... lol

"Brazilian Walnut" works too..... :laughing:

DM

DangerMouse 06-11-2011 08:38 AM

By the way..... these boxes ARE for sale if anyone is interested.

(3 cats box is gone)

And..... yes! They ARE my trick boxes, locked tight, and will only open if you know the secret.

DM

Blondesense 06-12-2011 02:12 AM

Beautiful!

oh'mike 06-12-2011 08:46 AM

I'm sure your are trickier to open than my humble attempts----Only took a 14 year old 5 minutes to puzzle out my last attempt. And I thought it was good.---

DangerMouse 07-07-2011 12:38 PM

I'd love to try one that you made, Mike. I have a new lock design too.
(see link in my signature) Style 14 rocks!

DM


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