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Hobbit Box by back2root Hobbit Box by back2root
The 'Hobbit Box' (Originally entitled 3 Tier Ivy Box, before it was exhibited in early 2006) was an early test piece that actually ended up becoming an item in its own right. Carved from London Plane, (recycled) Mahogany and Tulip wood, The piece stood approximately 2.5' tall x 10" x10". It was originally exhibited in Lincoln (UK) before being sold to a gallery in Devon and finally ended up in a Hotel Lobby in Cornwall.

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RimbaudDash Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
that's amazing !
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mickchet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FANTASTIC WORKS!!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great looking piece of work, nicely done!!
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Tolkein-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I love your hobbit box
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back2root Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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KrazyKell Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I want!
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this in my journal [link]
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Argh I want it!!!!!
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
:wave: Hello!
I have featured your work in my journal dedicated to Woodworking :) You can view it at the link below:

[link]

I hope my little spotlight brings you some new fans!
Warm Regards,
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just stared a new group _recycle your world_ [link] and would love to invite you to join it. we are just starting out but i believe that hyour contrabutions would enhance the groups ideals, outlooks, and sence of recycling community. Thank you, 'D'
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
great piece of furniture .
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Irlanda-Och Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
wow!! :wow: look incrediblee :woohoo:
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tablelander Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
these bandsaw boxes of yours are exceptional work --a friend of mine here in Australia also makes this style of box & calls them Cloud boxes---I also am a fan of your melting table
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braskesLapas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
interesting style. i like .;D
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kipiacymozg Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Amazing what you can do with a simple piece of wood. Nice job, keep workin and improvin!
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
featured in my blog: [link]
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nervousgravity Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I wish all of my furniture looked like that. Beautiful work.
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nk-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is brilliant! I love the shapes, and the way there are some branches growing between the drawers. This is the kind of thing I love most~
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jupiterjenny Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
In a time when everything is manufactured - it is really refreshing to see a traditional artisan such as you.


Thank you for making such wonderful things!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
My god! I want one!
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Blinkstoomuch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Spectacular! Are the drawers functional? Either way, This is incredible work.
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GhostGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply divine! I my house were decorated with furniture as gorgeous as this I would wake up happy every day :D

I love the design and the wood you've used works wonderfully.
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verulka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow !Amazing! :clap:
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CintiaSand Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! God job! = D
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!
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biltongboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
stunning!! so diferent! I love it!!
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Stunning :jawdrop::jawdrop:
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TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
It really reminds of Frodo and the Hobbit Storys! Like in a fairytal :)
Nice work!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your gallery has some of the most beautiful woodwork I've ever seen..... I admire the time you put into your pieces :worship:
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back2root Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You so much! I never really understood the phrase 'a labour of love' until I started woodworking, but I do love it and I don't think that I'll ever stop needing to create these things!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your work is such an inspiration..... it's so rare to see someone invest so much of themselves and their time into a single creation. I would love to own one of your pieces someday:)
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is amazing.
I love how at first glance the piece, well - It looks useless. "How am I going to open the drawers?" But after a moment, the cute you made poke out and we can see that yes, it really does work.
I come from long line of carpenters (I'm a metalworker, myself) and I had a hard enough time using the belt sander helping out years ago.
Again, amazing!
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Oreobytes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Student Filmographer
oh man everything on this is just perfect! <3
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BlueEyesFairy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
amazing!! :clap:
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bobwannabe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
ok it´s not my cup of tea when we come to design but your woodworkin skills are truly amazing. how many hours did you spend on that ?
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back2root Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Bob. Thanks for your comment. This particular box was the first of this type that I did, and for that reason took around 6weeks of part time work (I work on several projects at a time). Now I've got the technique down though, even a more complicated box (Such as my current work in progress) will only take about 4weeks to complete. Cheers!
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bobwannabe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
mhh from my point of view 6 weeks are also quite fast, but im just a hobbyist.
how are you doing the leaves? that must be a hell of a work cause they are many and they are relativly thin.
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back2root Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
The leaves, as a rule are carved out of Tulip wood (also known as Poplar) firstly for the gree(ish) colour to the timber, but secondly for its stability and forgivingness. That said the process is still relatively tedious. I try to do the leaves all at once if possible (and if I find time between projects/commisions) and I have a box of 'spare' ones fron past boxes. Each each leaf is about 1/8 Inch thick. I simply take a piece of stock around 2'' thick, and draw loads of 'leaf' shapes on top and cut them out on the bandsaw. I'm then left with leaves (well, leaf shaped blanks) that I then use a scroll saw to cut into the curved sections ready for final hand carving with a mixture of cylinder burr's and sanding drums. One 'blank' will yeald on average 6-8 leaves, and each leaf shape takes 1-2minutes to finnish carving by hand. I hope that rather lengthy discription made sense to you... Thanks bob.

PS. Love your work... I've been promising my partner that I'll make her a trike for a couple of years now & I think if she saw your designs she'd go nuts!
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bobwannabe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
yeah i am shure i understood your explenation. when i was thinkin about how you are doin the leaves i also thought about cuttin the outlines on a bandsaw but the idea of making a stack of leaves and using a scroll saw is as simple as genious.
thx for givin me some advice in woodworkin. iam just at the beginning of my way through the worlds of crafting and case and trike are the first things i build by myself.
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the-kawaii-ferret Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: WOW!!!! this is soo beautiful!!!! wonderful job!!!!
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