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Mar 24th, 2013 at 5:12pm
 
If you have been on this forum for a year or so you know I like to make my own designs.  This project was no different.  Actually its been rambleing around in my head for about 1 1/2 years.  First I had to learn threading, carving, flocking, dying and gold leafing as I had a plan for each technique.  The cryptex is 12.5" long and 2.5" in diameter.  It is constructed of Cherry finials and beads that are threaded together.  The finials are hollowed out and deep blue flocking applied.  I pyro'ed the letters on the Holly tumblers.  The inner tube is Fiddle Back Maple and has brass pins.  The tumbler tube (as is the tumbler rings) is staved constructed using Blond Mohogany.  The bottom tumbler has a True Stone Turquois ring with my signature.  The base is Sweet Gum ans was dyed with Artisan Red dye as were the finials.  The entire project was finished with Masters Gloss Lacquer.  Hope you like it as much as I do.  At least its out of my head now.   All comments welcome!
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Reply #1 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 5:35pm
 
Way too cool. I have in the back of my head to make one of those. Won't be as nice as yours but I'd love to do one some day.


Very nice work as always.
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Reply #2 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:13pm
 
Wow, awsome
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Reply #3 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:17pm
 
Very cool, great job, very creative.
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Reply #4 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:38pm
 
great work, there's definitely a bit of everything going on in that project
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Reply #5 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 11:31pm
 
That is truly impressive!
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Reply #6 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 3:33am
 
Hi Walt  Commenting on this post is going to date me, the cryptex reminds me of some  WW 11 equipment that I worked on which was still in use after the war. A really fine job and you are to be commended for your fine work, creativity and designs. Well done Regards Roger C  smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #7 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 5:34am
 
walt,
fantastic love it
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Reply #8 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 7:36am
 
Wonderful! You never cease to amaze...
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Reply #9 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 7:49am
 
Well done Walt!  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #10 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 8:11am
 
Very well done....beautiful work...
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Reply #11 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 9:14am
 
That's a keeper.  Nice job! Smiley
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Reply #12 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 4:44pm
 
STUNNING!

I could NEVER reach the standard you have attained!

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Reply #13 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 7:54pm
 
Beautiful lines, it all flows together.  Lots of different skills to do something like this.  Well done!
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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2013 at 8:29am
 
Thank you for all the nice comments!
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