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Project by bkap posted 10-31-2016 01:16 AM 1016 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Andy inspired me with his wonderful boxes so I made this one for my sister who is turning 90. Thanks Andy!!!

I did plagiarize some of your ideas and I must say this project is easier than a rocker and much lighter. I am getting old so the heavy Mesquite is taking a toil on me.

I used Bastogne Walnut for the sides, Tiger Maple and Burled Maple with trim of Cedar for the top. The lift is Walnut, Ebony, Ivory, Purple Heart, Mesquite and Cedar while the feet are Ivory.

-- Rocking Chair Guy





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#1 posted 10-31-2016 01:32 AM

Lots of details here, but my eye was drawn to the multi-colored splines. Nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 01:53 AM

That is truly amazing. What an incredible selection of woods.

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 02:17 AM

a very unique box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 02:46 AM

A Wow Piece!

I’m sure she will love it and Andy would be proud!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 06:29 AM

Very beautiful corner splines and handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 01:46 PM

What a wonderful box. It’s absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 10-31-2016 02:52 PM

You Lumberjocks make an old woodworker feel good, thanks a lot.

My first such box and I plan to make many more once the weather worms up again. In fact I think I will start a new one today since the weather is temperate.

I have a barn full of this Claro and Bastogne Walnut which I will never be able to use, but I will try. A friend gun maker did take some for his projects.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#8 posted 10-31-2016 03:05 PM

I forgot to mention the inside bottom is covered in real suede leather, from an old discarded couch. I even save little scrap pieces of wood, I have a barn full of them from over the past 45 years. A lot of woodworkers have picked through them for what they want.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#9 posted 10-31-2016 05:01 PM

Nice work Rocking Chair guy. Would you be willing to add a pic of the hinges (close up) or perhaps add a little info about the construction. Thanks.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 05:13 PM

I have construction materials, some from 1945 that my dad and uncle got from the crates during the war which was better than material from the lumber yard at the time. I grew up with it stacked in our basement. Too bad it wasn’t claro walnut? LOL!

Maybe you can make boxes and sell them on etsy? And you can go nuts with creating different types? Better than being Bummed out? You are too far from me but your stash is a valuable treasure.

As Big Al the Boxguy says “Keep boxing and keep posting!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 10-31-2016 06:24 PM

Great piece!

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bkap

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#12 posted 10-31-2016 07:52 PM

The hinges are just pins for the top to pivot on.

In my next box I plan on using Ebony in the hinge and pin area.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#13 posted 11-01-2016 01:39 AM

Beautiful, Bill! I, too, like the splines (or keys, or…) in the corners.
Al, LJ Andy did a tutorial on building these Art Boxes. Check it out here.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 11-01-2016 12:59 PM

CFrye, I did review the tutorial by Andy and found it very informative.

CFrye, we gave all our ‘candy’ away last night.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#15 posted 11-01-2016 02:04 PM

Nicely done Bill!
This must have been pretty easy for you after making those incredible rocking chairs.

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

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