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    Smile Playing tricks with the looks of wood

    I made this box a while ago, but it is funny to see how people look and act with the presumption of what they think they see
    The box is made from Mulberry about 5" tall, with a bottle like shape, I inlaid the top with a piece of spalted Red Oak that has a cork-like appearance.
    The grain looks continues and so when people pick it up, they are trying to take out the cork, never fails, and no the "cork" won't come out, , you should hear the giggling when they find it opens like a box
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    That is very clever and well done. Time for me to look through the wood stash for that "cork" looking wood.

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    Very cool.

    You obviously have a devious mind.

    Toney

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    Geez thats some good turning there Leo. Nice fit and finish!
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    Pretty sneaky Leo. That is a cool. Well done.
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    Very nice little box Leo! Great use of imagination! Anything that causes people to 'think' about what they are looking at is special and to be able to get them to laugh at themselves is priceless!
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    Definitely thinking outside the box Leo! I wish I had that kind of imagination. Nicely done too!
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    Pure inspiration. And I agree, thinking ourside the "box".

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    Nice job and a fun idea.
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    You continue to impress us Leo!

    Although your mind is a little "skewwed" beautiful innovative work Sir.
    Bob

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    Nice job. The box looks great.

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    wonderful, leo. I like this a lot.

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    I just looked up "devious" in my dictionary and found Leo's picture!
    Nice box, Leo!
    Last edited by Glenn Clabo; 09-04-2008 at 2:09 PM.
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    sounds like something to take to a craftshow just for laughs
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    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

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    Great piece Leo! Keep up the deviant...er...devious design behavior! .......Ron
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