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G'day guys,

I'm just about to start on veneering the Hang Ten humidor and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what they'd like to see on it?

I was planning to do a simple nautical rose in the centre of a burr veneer, but if anyone has a brilliant suggestion, I'm all ears.

Colt45, I'm told you're a man with keen sense of design. Want to jump in?

Cheers,

Al.

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» Colt45, I'm told you're a man with keen sense of design. Want to jump in?

»

Whomever told you that must have been drinking......

But it's funny this comes up - I don't know why, but I was just thinking about it. I like the idea of the compass rose

but I was thinking that if possible, the FOH motto of friendship, laughter. loyalty, fraternity could be

inscribed around the top of the lid. Maybe not overly large - perhaps something that would simply look

like scroll work until you really looked at it.

Regardless, you're doing a great thing, Al.

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» This would work well. It is an actual Cubanita in action :cool:

»

ya know Prez, if you just kept her outline I bet it would be pretty cool piece of woodwork.

Hey Colt, any chance of quickly cutting out the background, turn the surfer and her board solid black like the cohiba head to see what it looks like?

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» » Hey Colt, any chance of quickly cutting out the background, turn the

» » surfer and her board solid black like the cohiba head to see what it

» looks

» » like?

I think I prefer the original...but that might be just me... ;-)

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» » » Hey Colt, any chance of quickly cutting out the background, turn the

» » » surfer and her board solid black like the cohiba head to see what it

» » looks

» » » like?

»

» I think I prefer the original...but that might be just me... ;-)

Hmm don't think we can get her on the box cover, but maybe inside...... :-D

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Guest Warren

A good start but it kind of looks like her left arm is grossly deformed.

Although that could bring out the sympathy vote .:-D

I just went back and looked at the original again and the more I look at it the more I want to help her.

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» Hmm don't think we can get her on the box cover, but maybe inside......

I've got it! How bout the island of Cuba, the rose over the top and the surfer inside! Suits everyone! :-D :-D

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Guest Warren

I think that looks fantastic Al.:ok:

Any Idea about the gem, what about turquoise to represent the water.

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» (also in awe of anyone who can blatantly steal photos from 'women's

» surfing today' and claim them as cuban).

You Buffoon. I will show you the rest of the series next time we catch up. No....... I won't send them to you as I don't want them ending up on your bedroom ceiling.

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» » (also in awe of anyone who can blatantly steal photos from 'women's

» » surfing today' and claim them as cuban).

»

» You Buffoon. I will show you the rest of the series next time we catch up.

» No....... I won't send them to you as I don't want them ending up on your

» bedroom ceiling.

so you still subscribe?

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» Here's a suggestion for a gem for the center. Aren't opals quite popular

» in Australia? It might look quite nice and would have some local 'flavor'.

There was talk of using one of Smithy's diamond earrings, but it was deemed too

gaudy.

Alain has decided to leave out the compass rose altogether - see the veneer thread.

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Hi Guys,

Getting married in August. Need to have this box finished by then...

Seriously, thank you all for your suggestions. I'll see what I can do about working them in.

...and so, without further ado, let me present what I actually will do on the lid of the box. Everything but the nautical rose is a photograph of the wood that’ll be used. The Rose will be made up of some nice contrasting woods of some description and I’ll inlay a gem into the centre, just to give it a bit more textural appeal.

image6031.jpg

Does anyone have any objection?

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» This would work well. It is an actual Cubanita in action :cool:

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» image6029.jpg

Do you have any more photos that show off the uh, assets? If you can forward them to me, I can do a quick trace and maybe some minor coloring in Illustrator.

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looks fantastic. am always in awe of anyone wo can do this sort of stuff (also in awe of anyone who can blatantly steal photos from 'women's surfing today' and claim them as cuban).

this is a photo of the floor in one of the palaces we visited in portugal, oporto specifically. actually, it was where we did a lot of the tasting.

image6037.jpg

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