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Goblin Box by BurgundyPhoenix Goblin Box by BurgundyPhoenix
If Jareth were not using his crystals, where would he keep them?

I carved this box using dremel tools. It features goblin faces on all sides except the base. The goblins are inspired by the wonderful Brian Froud. The box was carefully lined with red velvet.

All up, this box represents about 25 hours work. It was my first experience with woodworking.
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:iconnella7even:
nella7even Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
gorgeous !
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You remind me of the babe.
"What babe?"
The babe with the power.
"What power?"
The power of hoodoo.
"Who do?"
You do.
"Do what?"
Remind me of the babe. ;)
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Ravietta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional
:iconomgsocuteplz:
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Operacynic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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miraclekitty19 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Photographer
Is it possible you just took 3 of my favorite things, molded them together and made me love it completely? I dare say you did. ... Oh wait 4 things... woodworking... boxes... The Labyrinth ... and Brain Froud.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is wonderful, one of my favorite woodworking pieces ever :)
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:iconburgundyphoenix:
BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou - I've got some very epic woodworking projects on the go at the moment, but I estimate they'll take another 1 - 2 years to complete.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Whatever it takes, if they're awesome as that box, it's worth of waiting :D
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
A lovely piece of work, great design
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
This is beautiful! The carving is so ornate (and very Froudian :aww:), and the way the velvet is placed in there is gorgeous.

I'm glad that you have more sophisticated tastes than Jareth and didn't ruin that lovely wood finish with glitter. ;P
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FreyaValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
That is such a beautiful box! I was wondering though... would you ever consider selling it andf if so for how much? ::stares dreamly:: It would be perfect for my own crystal balls.
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

I would certianly consider selling - I sell all my work. This box, however, is no longer in my possession, so I would have to make another one from scratch. This would involve redesigning the box dimensions and the goblins on all sides and building a new one based on the exact size of your crystals (they come in about six different sizes, I believe)

I just sat down and calculated exactly how long it would take to build another one and I came up with this:

Design 4hrs, 8hrs to construct box, 10hrs to carve, 1hr to fix the velvet interior, 1hr hour to laquer = 25hrs

+ 1hr total client correspondence = 26hrs
(Over a 3 wk projected period.)

26hrs x $10 per hour (minimum wage) = AUD$260

+ shipping ($20) = AUD$280


That's actually more expensive than even I was expecting, and that's at minimum wage. If I was actually getting paid decently it would be double that at least...hmmm. Artisan crafts certainly are expensive. It's a real problem for the artisan to actually survive by doing what they're good at, isn't it?

I get many inquiries about purchasing my various sculptures via the internet and when I quote even drastically reduced prices I can practically hear the aghast *GULP!* from the potential client on the other side of the world.

Very few people can actually afford to buy what I make. I wish it wasn't that way, but it is. At the end of the day, I have to eat and pay rent like everyone else.

I'd be happy to do a payment plan over time, if that suits you at all. Or perhaps (this is just an idea), you could ask your friends to join together and buy you one for your birthday.

...

I hope I didn't give you a heart attack with the price.

Happy trails!

Liv.
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sneakyfetusprod Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Truly amazing and special and i hope that wasn't your last tryst with woodworking! well done
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this lovely deviation in my journal today. Hope that's ok. :) Have a fabbie weekend! :)
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brain-err0r Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For a first experience that's bloody brilliant! It could've been a prop from the movie itself.
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I was surprised how well it turned out. I'm eager to do more...if I ever get access to my brother's tools again... :)
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brain-err0r Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
just nick 'm ;)
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hehe, love to, but he lives about 200 kilometres away. If I yelled 'Look over there!' and ran up fast to grab them I'm pretty sure he'd see me coming.
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brain-err0r Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*chuckles*
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DementedRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Simply gorgeous.
The red velvet lining is perfect and the intricate carvings are wondeful. And eyefeather already beat me to the comment about Jareth's balls. :P -lol-
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eyefeather Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice to know Jareth's balls are safe. ;P Love it! :heart:
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Soulforge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
Truly amazing work; how'd you get the velvet to lay so?
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glue. Glueglueglue. I think I was using regular PVC wood glue. It took me like two hours all up to get the velvet in there because I was doing it very carefully, section by section, holding it in place with my fingers.

Here's a tip: never use superglue. It dries crusty and white and soaks through material, turning the material crusty and white as well. It's awful. Plus it's no where near as 'super' as it pretends to be. It's only really good for sticking your fingers together. I don't know what practical application it has in the real world. And araldite is also a pain becase it takes forever to dry and really has to be clamped down hard. So I never use araldite for fiddly work like this.

'*Ding-dong* Another great idea from the people who brought you beeeeeeeeeeer milkshakes!...'
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Soulforge Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Hahahaha, I know what you mean about super glue. Actually, it was developed by the military to seal wounds, so there ya go.
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butterpaw Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   General Artist
This is beautifu! - and I would also love it if you'd do a tutorial.

I have a dremel tool that is languishing in its case.... it would be wonderful to have some guidance on which tools to use ...and how. :rose:
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Flattering of you to say, but I honestly know nothing about the tools. I just picked them up and turned them on and shoved them into wood. Not very helpful, I know...
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butterpaw Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   General Artist
That works.. I can try that :-) (lol, it's how I approach most things)

You have a nice instinct for it then - I hope you'll do lots more. :rose:
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MagicSoup Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
omg. pretty box and acrylics ^_^
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Acrylics...? Bees are in the what now?
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MagicSoup Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
acrylics = the kind of ball used in the sort of juggling done in labyrinth. are those actual crystal balls?
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
No, you're right, they are acrylics. Wow, well spotted. They're actually more expensive than buying glass balls, though.
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MagicSoup Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
I contact juggle, and since they were in connection with labyrinth, i assumed it must be acrylics ^_^
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
Very nice work and a truly wonderous gift. :D
spirits bless,
Marion
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Faeralyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Hm, wasn't this piece uploaded a long time ago? Either way, I still think it's excellent.. I love Brian Froud as well :)
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BurgundyPhoenix Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it was, then it went on a bit of an adventure. Wanted it back in my gallery because I'm fairly proud of it. :)
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Colonel-J Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Photographer
i fucking love it..... just the whle thing and what it repersents
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