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Project by Andy posted 11-30-2014 01:36 PM 2842 views 6 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Featuring Oregon Maple, quilted for the body and spalted for the top.
The handle is Wenge and the splines are walnut. I filled and stabilized the punky sections of the spalted maple with CA.
The divider is slightly over sized, it snaps into place and can be slid side to side.
Overall this is a simple design, less bold than most of my others.
It is about 10×6x3
Lacquer finish.

Thanks for looking

-- If I can do it, so can you.





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 01:53 PM

Another beauty, Andy. Really like the divider, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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bigike

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 02:06 PM

Very subtile curves on this one i still love all the work that u put into the lids of your boxes, as always great work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 02:25 PM

Nice one Andy.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 02:29 PM

Andy very nice as always. I like the devider, and with a snap lock.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 02:30 PM

That’s some beautiful wood, Andy, and a great design as always.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 03:05 PM

Andy,
Another nice box. Nice use of the wood, but I particularly like the way you transitioned the lift into the box. Nice detail.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 03:13 PM

That is one great looking box. The wood choice is what makes that box.

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 03:20 PM

Nice box- Don’t you just love Big leaf maple. So many different colors and figures from one tree…......

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 11-30-2014 03:30 PM

hello there andy, its so good to see so many beautiful boxes coming from you, you must have been saving up, i really don’t see how comparing one of your boxes to another does any good as i see them in their own right as a very fine project, i love the wood used here, im a big fan of the western maple and wish i had some for my christmas presents i want to make, i really love this one just as much as the others, thanks for sharing them with us, i hope you have a wonderful holiday season..and a great Christmas.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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mmh

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 03:40 PM

Your boxes are quite stunning! This has a wonderful organic design to match the beauty of the wood. Nicely executed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 03:40 PM

Beautiful box.as always wonderful design and workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 04:23 PM

Thank you everyone, glad you like it.
@Roger- Thank you, my early boxes had a simple handle that worked but stuck out like a fat lip. Now I try very hard to make the handle a key part of the design, to accent the entire piece. For that organic feel that I am often after, I try and mold it into the body. I spend almost as much time thinking, testing ideas, making mock-ups, and fitting a handle as I do on the rest of the box…..no exaggeration. And still, I don’t always get it right :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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RogerBean

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 04:40 PM

Boy, I understand the struggling part. I probably spend three hours in the thinking phase, for every hour in the making phase. LOL I’m a strong believer that it pays off. Your work shows the thought investment.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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mrsKennyMak

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#14 posted 11-30-2014 05:11 PM

As always, so, SO COOL! I’m always needing to come back and have a better, second look at all the perfectly considered and well-thought-out details! Thank you for sharing your latest, Andy—they are such wonderful works of art / sparks of inspiration / jolts of energy! :-)
maureen & kenny.

-- β€œIn strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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Gary

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#15 posted 11-30-2014 05:15 PM

Beautiful box. Gorgeous wood. Your work is always such a pleasure to view.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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