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Project by ruddy posted 10-29-2015 04:49 AM 1858 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I was taken into a lapidary/bead shop.( I was the innocent bystander…my dear wife was buying some beads and stuff…) While she shopped I browsed and discovered some lovely polished stones and decided there and then that they would make unusual finger lifts on a box.
This is the first, a brown green agate that measures 40 mm diameter and it is in step with the green suede pigskin lining. Polished stone and polished figured wood work well together.The agate is held in place with a strong 2 part epoxy.
The lid is made from a Fijian hardwood and the box was made from recycled blue gum floorboards.
The box measures 290 mm x 180 mm x 75 mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 10-29-2015 05:19 AM

Beautiful box Ruddy. Everything about it is spectacular. The polished stone lift is a nice touch.

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

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#2 posted 10-29-2015 07:57 AM

Great work, very nicely done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-29-2015 08:58 AM

Another great box. The agate lift fits really nicely with the lid.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 10-29-2015 10:43 AM

Very spiffy box. Really like the stone lift knob and the green pigskin. Super nice all the way around

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 10-29-2015 11:41 AM

Nice work Ruddy!

I can only agree with the previous comments.
Working with Aust Timbers can certainly produce some spectacular results.

I brought back some zebra stone from the NT with the intention of incorporating into a box, I guess I should get on with it!!

Nice finish on the lid a intrigueing grain complemented by the Quilt effect.

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 10-29-2015 11:51 AM

Very interesting shape and design of top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-29-2015 01:10 PM

That’s sweet. I love the creative use of non-wood things into a good woodworking project. That’s why I like a lot of Andy’s boxes with his use of metals and stones and odd things.
That’s a really nice piece and the top board has some beautiful “wave” figure to it.

-- Gary in OP

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#8 posted 10-29-2015 01:35 PM

Ruddy, that box is a very beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-29-2015 02:46 PM

Jewel of a box with a jewel

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#10 posted 10-29-2015 03:00 PM

Sweet!! Great box and great idea!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#11 posted 10-29-2015 04:46 PM

Ruddy – very nice work!

I was wondering if you could provide a few details about how you created the quilted pattern on top. Thanks!


-- Worry less...breathe more...

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#12 posted 10-29-2015 05:11 PM

Excellent work. The pattern on the top is great and the box design is nice overall.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 10-29-2015 05:15 PM

That’s fantastic Ian, a real work of art.

-- 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.

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#14 posted 10-29-2015 05:45 PM

Ruddy – That’s pretty cool ! nice work – - – as always : )

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#15 posted 10-29-2015 06:40 PM

You made good job on this.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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