Buffalo Box

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Project by wdkits1 posted 12-04-2009 01:41 AM 2084 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know lots of you have been following the WIP of the buffalo box that I designed for my wife’s cousin in NC. After a few pattern changes and playing with different woods, here is the finished box minus the hinges, lining and another coat of finish.The box is walnut and the intarsia has 75 pieces from 12 different woods.The nickel shows the scale .I will continue to post WIP pics in the blog section to show how I got to this point.

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 01:45 AM

Very nice, beautiful, job!!!!
But you could have used a Buffalo Nickel. 8^)

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 01:52 AM

Gorgeous. Great hand skill and wood choices. I think it will be greatly appreciated.

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 01:55 AM

This is Awesome!!! I would love to learn this.

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 02:11 AM

wow that is amazing, it looks just the pasture down the road.

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 02:34 AM

That is beautiful!

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 03:04 AM

great job on this one

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 03:22 AM

your work keeps getting better and better

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 03:29 AM

great work ,

and nice detailing !

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 04:26 AM

Great combination of box making and intarsia!

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 04:53 AM

Mike, I love your box and the detail on your intarsia is beautiful. I haven’t had a chance to be on LJ’s very much the past few weeks, but I want to go back and follow your blog on making the box. Great Job.

-- John @

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#12 posted 12-04-2009 04:58 AM

this is a nice box but can we see the inside though?

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 05:34 AM

Very nice as always! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 05:57 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. I will post some more WIP pics on my blog showing how to cut those itty- bitty pieces, the hinge install and lining the inside. This was the prototype—I still have 2 more to do.

-- Mike --

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#15 posted 12-04-2009 05:59 AM

Wow Mike that’s special a great box.

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