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Bible/Keepsake box with byzantine carving

I made the box. First i have ever made. I then carved the lid and front in this byzantine design. I think the wood for the box is mahagony. It carved beautifully. The wood for the lid i used different for the contrast. I finish my carvings with linseed oil and beeswax. Simple yet effective. I need to place clasps in front and beeswax it.

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Beautiful work! Congratulations! And I love the wood contrast look.

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Very nice.  I think the symmetry of the carving on the front also contrasts with the asymmetry of the carving on the top, which adds interest.  - BillP

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