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Old 04-16-08, 02:36 PM   #1
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There is no bad wood....

just poor craftsmen. But I am happy to say we have great ones. Just wanted to share what our craftsmen just made. When we first told them to use these pieces, they thought we were certifiable (crazy Gringos!) - but now they are totally sold!

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It looks like a box.
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just poor craftsmen. But I am happy to say we have great ones. Just wanted to share what our craftsmen just made. When we first told them to use these pieces, they thought we were certifiable (crazy Gringos!) - but now they are totally sold!

What do you think?

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What kind of wood is that on the sides? It is gorgeous.
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Oh, very nice.
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BTW, I think it is a very nice box. I love hand made wooden articles, especially ones made from wood with character.
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Inside the Box

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Of course there is no bad wood. Except maybe when you're in 7th grade and they're embarrassingly spontaneous.

Cool box.
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Even nicer. That would sell for $100 plus at the Art/Craft shows up here.
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Another one with for you viewing pleasure

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wow slick. Are you saying these are recycled from scraps that would fail QC for some other use?
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What is the method of corner joinery?
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And a very interesting bowl - out of wood that no one uses for bowls.

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Even nicer. That would sell for $100 plus at the Art/Craft shows up here.
Huh. Given the post right above yours....ya know.....human trafficking is a Texas Art & Craft.....huh.
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What kind of wood is that on the sides? It is gorgeous.
The wood on the side is wormy Laurel. Literally, has worm holes. Yes, it is gorgeous.
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And a very interesting bowl - out of wood that no one uses for bowls.

Irregular shapes like that one are ridiculously hard to get right.

Very nice work.
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BTW, I think it is a very nice box. I love hand made wooden articles, especially ones made from wood with character.
It is all in the name - yes, these are wood with character. Many people here would just burn them instead of doing this. It has been a real eye-opener for them to see how it looks when finished.
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just poor craftsmen. But I am happy to say we have great ones. Just wanted to share what our craftsmen just made. When we first told them to use these pieces, they thought we were certifiable (crazy Gringos!) - but now they are totally sold!

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VERY NICE! Outstanding!!!
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Huh. Given the post right above yours....ya know.....human trafficking is a Texas Art & Craft.....huh.
Sorry, I am not sure Jsharr is really worth that much...
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What is the method of corner joinery?
I do believe it is mitered with wedges - but I am anything but technical when it comes to wood.
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That depends on how much is in my wallet. Right now, I am worth about........................ $ 37.

I have $42 in my wallet, but it will cost you at least $5.00 to have my body hauled off.
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Irregular shapes like that one are ridiculously hard to get right.

Very nice work.
Very cool, isn't it? And those colors and pattern is completely natural.
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This wood is called Yema de Huevo

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That depends on how much is in my wallet. Right now, I am worth about........................ $ 37.

I have $42 in my wallet, but it will cost you at least $5.00 to have my body hauled off.
Actually here it would be free, but you would have to be bagged separately and clearly distinguished from the recyclables.
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Same box, from the top.

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This wood is called Yema de Huevo

Egg yolk? If so, I see why.
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