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Murphy’s Redesigned Butterfly Art Box for Mark April 1st 2016
I’m finally getting around to posting my first hardwood box which I designed subsequent to my previous “What If” box. The parameters for this box were defined by the customer, Mark Hillard an artist, friend, and consultant in my creative process. (When I screw things up (Murphy) I talk to Mark and get perspective.) It is appropriate that it was completed April 1st 2016.
I want to express my appreciation for support, guidance, and inspiration to “Andy” for his Art Boxes, Greg “thesoutherner” for words of wisdom and encouragement re: box development, and Al “the BoxGuy” for his “how to” blogs. Bob “Grizzman” for continuing to confront/and encourage, Kiefer for his meticulous approach to boxmaking, and Randy”Blackie” for information and support.
The box was started after completing my prototype test box. The dimensions and hinge were customer determined. He wanted a piano hinge and for it to be the size of the old vinyl record albums. It was designated to be his “treasure box” and that deserved a lock/hasp. I found a Chinese Butterfly Hasp on eBay which matched up with my Intarsia experiment walnut pattern that would have been too busy on the “What If” box.
I was definitely mentored by Murphy on this one but managed to complete the box albeit different than originally planned. This included having a major meltdown after Murphy made me cut the bottom off the box instead of the top!
I am satisfied in the concept but not the execution. I’m also happy to say it was completed, shipped and received. He said “It was beyond my expectations, thank you!’ He also reported his wife was ”Gobsmacked!” when she saw it. (I had to look that up…LOL!)
I will post a blog of my misadventures with Murphy at a later time as its spring and maintenance projects are waiting.
Thanks for looking and your comments, wisdom and humor are always welcome!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher