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Wedding Box ? She Gets To Choose

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Project by gfadvm posted 06-08-2015 01:18 AM 1701 views 3 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last box I posted was to be a wedding box for my youngest daughter but my wife was concerned that it was too small so I made a bigger one. Now she can pick the one she wants!

This one is elm milled from my place with a slice of Madrone burl (gift from Robert Triplett) inlaid in the top. It has a “Jerry Hinge” of elm (these get easier with each build). Dimensions: 14 1/2×8 1/2×4 3/4”. I applied a very light application of MW Cherry stain to accentuate the grain. Finished with rubbed on shellac.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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#1 posted 06-08-2015 01:23 AM

Andy,

It’s a winner. I’l bet they want both? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 01:26 AM

Andy you constantly amaze me with your taste, flair for design, skill and creativity. Great job on that hinge, it’s really perfectly executed.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 06-08-2015 01:29 AM

Fantastic work!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 06-08-2015 01:32 AM

That is a great looking box. The insert is special. It’s her wedding, give her both.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 06-08-2015 01:34 AM

Your wife is right, but I like the other one too. Nice job on the inlay.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 06-08-2015 01:35 AM

Looking good Andy

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#7 posted 06-08-2015 01:42 AM

I would feel a bit saddened if my wife was wrong about the box being too small so I would give them both boxes.. His and hers! Nice work on both boxes nevertheless!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 06-08-2015 01:44 AM

Don’t give her a choice, unless you’re willing to give her both! Beautiful, Andy! I’d have a tough time choosing, for sure. Wish I could see it in person. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to your daughter (on the wedding, too).

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 06-08-2015 01:47 AM

Um… yeah…. I can only echo what all the others have stated!!!

Beautiful wood….
Creative design….
Excellent execution….
Yup, it’s an Andy Original!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 06-08-2015 01:52 AM

It’s beautiful Andy. I like them both, but this one even more. What will they put in it? I made one, but they wanted to put a bottle of wine in it along with letters to each other that they would open years in the future while they drank the wine. Hopefully a wine that got better with age.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 06-08-2015 01:53 AM

Beautiful, Andy. I gotta come see you one day and get some of that elm. I’d like to try using it…

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

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#12 posted 06-08-2015 01:53 AM

Another stunning piece, Andy! Maybe keep the smaller one for the next grand young’un??

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 06-08-2015 01:59 AM

How cool is that inlay !! That is a great step in your work Andy. Beautiful box. She’s got a tough choice!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 06-08-2015 02:23 AM

Wow Andy. It will be hard to choose between the two. VERY nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#15 posted 06-08-2015 02:24 AM

Now one that would hold a bale of hay might be the right size. But, then the question becomes a round or square bale. Naw, just kidding. That’s one good looking box. She will love both of them. :)

-- Bob

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