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Allan Ferguson
01-08-2012, 4:22 PM
Unknown wood. Turned from single block of wood. Approx. 3 3/4" wide and high. Oil and wax finish. Photos a bit yellow, back ground should be white.

Bob Wolfe
01-08-2012, 4:46 PM
Very nice lidded box. The spalting on top of the lid is fantastic.

Primvs Aebvtivs
01-08-2012, 4:46 PM
Great piece there Allan, I especially like the splatingon the lid, 'just' trailing into the body. Is there a foot (that seems to be a popular question!)?

John Keeton
01-08-2012, 4:56 PM
Nice orientation of the wood, and nice form. Whatever it is, it has some tight growth rings.

Bernie Weishapl
01-08-2012, 5:03 PM
Really nice box and the spalting on the lid really sets it off.

Allan Ferguson
01-08-2012, 5:34 PM
Foot 1 3/4" , just high enough to get it off the tale top. I was intending to remove it, but decided it would be harder to pick it up with the larger diameter near the bottom.

David E Keller
01-08-2012, 6:59 PM
I took the liberty of correcting the color cast in photoshop. Neat little box!

Allan Ferguson
01-08-2012, 7:22 PM
Thanks David. I was not getting the correction that I wanted with my program.

David DeCristoforo
01-08-2012, 7:28 PM
This is really quite nice, Allan. I see so many small boxes and very little to really set them apart. This one has got a lot of personality. The shape of the box and lid are a bit different "the usual" and the way you used the figure in the wood adds a lot of interest.

Dan Forman
01-08-2012, 7:29 PM
Really like this - great design featuring the spalting on the top.


Allan Ferguson
01-08-2012, 9:08 PM
Thanks for the responses. Happy turning to you all.

Donny Lawson
01-08-2012, 9:22 PM
Great little box. The spalting is very nice.

Steve Schlumpf
01-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Nice work Allan! I really like the form and - of course - that spalted lid! Also very impressed with how tight the growth rings are!

Jim Burr
01-08-2012, 10:25 PM
I don't know why, but this is just cool!! Kind of a big flat spot under the rim...but the shape, wood and lid are all really fun! Finish looks right on the $$ so go make more!

Michelle Rich
01-09-2012, 7:44 AM
Hard to find boxes that have a unique shape. this one sure does. the lid of course is a knockout.

Joe Bradshaw
01-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Allan, that is a really great looking box. There is something about the shape that says pick me up. If you don't mind, I plan to try and duplicate that shape. I need to start making some boxes to get ready for the box making class taught by Mike Stafford at JCC Folk School in June. I took the class last year, but had so much fun, thought that I would take it again.

Allan Ferguson
01-09-2012, 7:31 PM
Joe, feel free. I miss typed. It is a face turned bowl with in fitted lid. The shape would work for many variations. Have fun.

Baxter Smith
01-10-2012, 8:59 AM
A very friendly shape and a knockout lid! Well done Allan!

Lionel Mercier
01-11-2012, 2:57 PM
Very nice shape and a delicate continuity in the design of the wood ...
good eye sight ... well done