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Project by Andy posted 09-19-2007 03:42 PM 4272 views 27 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my daughter-in law, Jenna, as an anniversary gift. The body is Bloodwood, also called Satine, and the medallion and handle are Myrtlewood. The splines and dividers are Maple. The finish is lacquer.

The center picture is not very clear but I posted it anyway to show how I shape the sides. I just go by eye and watch the grain as it is exposed. It also has to feel right in my hands. When shaping the medallion,care must be used or the best grain patterns can be ground away .I study the grain from the edges and bottom to ”see” what lies under the surface.

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





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mot

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#1 posted 09-19-2007 03:48 PM

Just amazing! I love this box! Wonderful!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 09-19-2007 03:57 PM

Yeah, very, very nice. The myrtlewood is amazing (as is the entire box)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 09-19-2007 03:58 PM

Great box. The figure in the Myrtlewood is really nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#4 posted 09-19-2007 04:44 PM

Very nice. I like that dark deep color of the Bloodwood.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 05:08 PM

absolutely stunning.
I’d take this and decorate an entire room around it—making it the focal point!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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ThreeJs

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 05:14 PM

Very nicely done.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 05:38 PM

Beautiful!

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

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 06:00 PM

My gosh, these things are pretty!! Wonderful work.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Paul

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 06:03 PM

Ooooooo! Ahhhhhhhhh! Wow! Very nice.

-- Paul, Texas

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mot

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#10 posted 09-19-2007 06:23 PM

Andy sorta makes ya run out of adjectives with the work that he does, doesn’t he. LOL.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 09-19-2007 06:45 PM

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Andy

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#12 posted 09-19-2007 06:45 PM

Boy! Thank you Tom,Damian,Wayne,Bill,Debbie,David,Tom,the Angles,Paul,and again Tom,for all your kind words. Very nice of you!

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

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#13 posted 09-19-2007 07:18 PM

I really love your technique on this, Andy.

May be I missed it, but what do you use to contour the boxes this way?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Andy

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#14 posted 09-19-2007 07:41 PM

@Charlie-I use a 4” angle grinder with a #100 grit disc. I mount the lid temporarily and carefully start sloping the top and then the sides.I also use an inflated drum sander when the contours allow and then switch to my palm sander.It takes a little practice to keep from eating the box with the grinder.Its too fast.I am looking for another way to do this.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 09-19-2007 08:32 PM

Cool. I think I’d like to experiment with this. I’ll keep you posted if I find a method that works well for me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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