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Project by Karson posted 02-28-2012 09:50 AM 2826 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a duplicate of the posting on LumberJocks.com

A contest was started in January on Garden Tenders. You were suppose to post a picture of a Fairy Door. The contest ends at the end of this month.

The contest was started without any prizes, just a good natured posting of pictures. I offered MsDebbie a prize to be given to the winner. So then it became an offical contest. The owner of the web site kicked in a $ prize for second place.

You’ve got 2 days to signup as a member of Garden Tenders and enter your picture. The winner gets to pick your choice of one of these 3 boxes.

I made 4 Shaker Candle boxes and gave one to my wife and one for the contest so I’ll hold the other two for some special occasion. My son saw a box that he remembers as being similiar to one of these in a NY museaum store and they were asking $400.00 for it.

I guess I need to get into the Museum Store business.

The sides are Ambrosia Maple. The streaks are caused by an Ambrosia Beetle that burrows into the tree. Sometimes you see two holes where theve got an entry and then have an exit hole. How they are able to burrow so close is hard for me to understand. After the Ambrosia Beetle is done a fungus invades the tunnel. The black fungus in seen on the sides of the tunnel. As sap goes up and down the trees over the years then a colored streak is developed in the wood. They are quite a show piece of dramatic wood structures.

The top is made from some Maple burl that I got in a wood gloat around 4 years ago.

The splines are cut from some Eucalyptus from Ira. The Bees Wing grain of that wood is not visable on these small pieces. But its a beautiful pink color.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com



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justjoel

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posted 02-28-2012 12:07 PM

Beautiful artistry and craftsmanship, Karson. Extremely generous of you to give one of these up for this contest.

Thank you again, from all of us.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Bon

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posted 02-29-2012 09:18 AM

What a beautiful box Karson.Someone will be very lucky to win this amazing prize.Thank you for donating it.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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jroot

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posted 03-03-2012 01:15 PM

Fine craftsmanship, Karson. Thank you for your kind donation. The winner will be very lucky indeed to own this nicely designed piece.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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mmh

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posted 03-03-2012 07:40 PM

3 beauties indeed! I’m sure the winner will enjoy theirs for many years to come!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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daltxguy

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posted 03-05-2012 07:04 PM

Dang, I wished I had tried harder in the challenge. Awesome box!

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2012 07:02 AM

Karson, thank you for donating that beautiful box and making the contest even more fun. Tell me, do you have any fairy doors around your garden?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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jroot

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posted 03-08-2012 07:56 AM

Congrats to Justjoel and DaltXguy. A beautiful box. Thanks for your contribution.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Karson

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posted 03-08-2012 01:13 PM

I’ve got a hole under my deck that the cats spend all of their time. I assume the all the fairies have been eaten.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-09-2012 08:13 AM

I think I am going to believe Joel and think that curious pups and cunning cats are no match for our garden fairies. They are there, they are just too wary to be caught or seen. : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 03-09-2012 12:59 PM

I’ve often wondered if cats are not at least part of their world.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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thiswoodshop

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posted 03-19-2012 09:02 PM

very nice box…

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - http://www.thiswoodshop.com

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Iris43

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posted 03-20-2012 05:13 AM

Beautiful work, Karson.

Congrats to JJ and D’guy.

You only have to live with a cat to know they are part of the mystic world of fairies…....

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

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posted 03-27-2012 09:30 PM

Contest Prize Box is DE-LIVERED! Thank you again Karson – It is BEAUTIFUL! (and Gnorm approves!)

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-28-2012 02:29 AM

oh my goodness – that was fast!!
isn’t it beautiful.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Karson

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posted 03-28-2012 04:54 AM

Congratulations again Joel. and I’m glad that Gnorm approves.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-28-2012 06:02 AM

Is Gnorm storing his seeds in his new box? What a great idea for that beautiful box!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MarcioWilges

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posted 03-19-2015 03:13 AM

The grain of the wood is beautiful! But better than that is this fairy door competition. I foresee a lot of regulars here moving around town to hunt for a perfect spot to put theirs now!

-- Marcio Wilges @ http://www.platinumremovals.com.au/

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