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My daughter, Rachel, asked if I would make a box like hers so she could give it to her friend Lacey as a wedding gift.
I stayed with my basic design, but opted to omit the wild shaping. I didnt want to copy Rachels box exactly, just the colors and style.
I had this deep red, even grained piece of Bloodwood and set that into some figured Maple. Its all topped off with several coats of lacquer.

Rachel said it got a lot of attention at the reception. I didnt even know the bride, but I was really doing it to please my daughter…which it did.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have.

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

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#1 posted 08-12-2009 01:04 AM

I’ll stick to boards.. and leave the fantastic boxes to you..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 01:04 AM

An absolutely gorgeous box! Nice work, Andy.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 01:11 AM

Beautiful. How many coats of finish did you apply?

-- James -

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 01:16 AM

Very elegant… NICE…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 01:21 AM

Wow, another fantastic box Andy, just beautiful!!!
The finish look “inches” thick and just sparkles…..........

I “really” am going to get to making one of your boxes, even though they won’t be as nice…...........

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 01:52 AM

As Joe said, Very elegant. nothing short of beautiful to me. Good build .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 02:31 AM

a very lucky bride and groom … it is nice when we can make family happy

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 08-12-2009 02:37 AM

Beautiful wood, where to get all that nice wood from?
We all do things for the kids no matter what.

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#9 posted 08-12-2009 02:37 AM

Another outstanding box! Your work is amazing. Beautifull!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 03:11 AM

Just beautiful!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#11 posted 08-12-2009 03:40 AM

Very impressive box! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 08-12-2009 04:33 AM

Your daughter’s friend is a very lucky person!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 08-12-2009 06:09 AM

Very Nice Andy. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 08-14-2009 04:03 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Andy!!!!! IMPRESSIVE!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 08-14-2009 12:06 PM

You do beautiful work Andy.

-- Working at Woodworking

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