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Project by Andy posted 10-25-2015 10:59 PM 2827 views 20 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been saving this piece of Myrtlewood for the right project and a Wing Box seemed to have the right proportions. I added accent strips to add detail and to fatten it up a little.

Lid is Myrtlewood with Maple, Bubinga, Madrone of two colors and Wenge strips
Body is Madrone
Feet are Bubinga
Handles are Wenge and Paduak
Bottom rail is Wenge
Divider is Oregon quilted Maple with a live edge Paduak strips
I made my own 1/8” Paduak dowels to cover the brass hinge pins and for accent.
Lacquer finish semi-gloss

The double handles were a real pain but I am happy with the results.
The base took almost as long to build as the body…whew!.. but dresses it up nicely.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 11:08 PM

Another magnificent box Andy. Well done!

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#2 posted 10-25-2015 11:14 PM

what an amazing amazing job and the woods are so beautiful!!

-- Rosewood59 Woodworking --

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#3 posted 10-25-2015 11:18 PM

This is really cool…I love the base!! The wood selection is perfect as is the shaping. Another superb job Andy!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#4 posted 10-25-2015 11:18 PM

Wonderful box Andy!! It has shape but looks so clean (if that makes ant sense). Very nice work.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 10-25-2015 11:19 PM

Andy, As usual, another beautifully done masterpiece – - keep sharing, you inspire some of us old sliver pickers to pick up the tools to attempt something new as well!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#6 posted 10-25-2015 11:24 PM

daaaang, that sucker is Beautiful, Andy. WOW WOW WOW

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

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#7 posted 10-25-2015 11:31 PM

Speechless, Andy. Out-loud gasp. But, words fail me. Wait. I’ve looked at the pictures now. Npw, I have a few words. to wit:
1) This box flows like wine. (I just noticed the name. It’s more fitting that I should say it flows like the second movement of Bach’s 4th Brandenburg Concerto.)
2) Nothing (and I mean NOTHING) in any of your pieces looks like an afterthought.
3) I have a thing for bases on boxes. It sets them apart.
4) You’re a master of the craft, Andy. But, I repeat myself. Repeatedly.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 10-25-2015 11:43 PM

It is so nice to have a regular dose of your artistic creativity again Andy. I really missed it.

This one is just sweet. Madrone is one of my personal favourites although we call it Arbutus up here. It has such a fine grain and feel to it and it’s colours are so creamy a no subtle.

I have to say that for me anyway the quilted Maple inside stole the show when I came to the fifth photo, and it is not an easy show to steal.

Great work again my friend, inspiring!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 10-25-2015 11:45 PM


You are a wizard of wood. Some of the coments above bear evidence to this. Drew’s statement is part of the wonder of your magical boxes.

“If I can do it , so can you.” Yes but never with your deft artistry.

Thanks for making my day sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 10-26-2015 12:02 AM

Another outstanding Andy Box! I love everything about it but the interior/dividers just blew me away. You are a constant inspiration to the rest of us boxmakers. Your boxes all just “flow” together.

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

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#11 posted 10-26-2015 12:09 AM

Exquisitry….......a new word I just made up because I have used up all the other superlatives. This is nice on so many levels that it is a waste of time trying to praise it. Its just flat out “perfection.”

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 10-26-2015 12:16 AM

Oof. What a visual hit of wonderfulness. You’re a master, friend.
That inside is so great that it beats the outsides of most folk’s work.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 10-26-2015 12:19 AM

Absolutely Beautiful work Andy!

-- 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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#14 posted 10-26-2015 12:35 AM

Another Winner! Always a treat to see your work Andy.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 10-26-2015 12:41 AM

Very, very saweeeeeeeeeeeet! Lovin the double top i think thats a first for u huh? Either way it came out great.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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