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Project by Andy posted 06-08-2017 02:25 PM 1199 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a storm moving in toward the mountain in this piece of Myrtlewood, hence the name.

To showcase the scene I used Wenge for the body and then added a little Southwest color using Paduak for the accents.
The ring holder is simply a scrap of Paduak between two strips of Wenge that slides over two Maple rails, it can be lifted out if desired.
The handle is a cut-off from the Myrtlewood panel that has a great ripple quality in the right light.

The panel is sandwiched in between the lid pieces, you tell see this by looking at the underside of the lid in the last picture.
The lid is made up of a total of eight pieces.

Semi-gloss lacquer.

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





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#1 posted 06-08-2017 02:30 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 06-08-2017 02:31 PM

OOOO your boxes always look like fine jewels Andy,this is an amazing box most with excellent choice of woods and as always outstanding workmanship

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-08-2017 02:32 PM

Another superbly detailed masterpiece Andy. You do such very nice work!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 06-08-2017 02:33 PM

Truly awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-08-2017 03:02 PM

A great design as always, but the wood selection is extra-special on this one, Andy.

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

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#6 posted 06-08-2017 03:13 PM

Another awesome box Andy. There is always somthing special and unique in each box. We love the ripples and contrasting colors on this one and how it expands larger at the top than the bottom. We also always enjoy any box that includes the color chocolate brown.

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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#7 posted 06-08-2017 03:19 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 06-08-2017 03:47 PM

Another outstanding master piece form my one of my favorite box makers! Your boxes are just Awesome Andy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 06-08-2017 04:01 PM

Wow! Andy, this is a magnificent box. This box displays a lot of beautiful details and outstanding craftsmanship. The colors and wood is so nice an helps make this fine box a great eye catcher.

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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#10 posted 06-08-2017 04:13 PM

Nicely done. I am always impressed with your creativity.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 06-08-2017 04:18 PM

Ditto what Shipwright said!!! Your work always puts a smile on my face.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 06-08-2017 04:18 PM

Very pretty.

Fantastic design and work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#13 posted 06-08-2017 04:34 PM

Andy,

Shock, awe, and wonder….”How does he do this?”

Another iteration of your evolving art.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 06-09-2017 12:05 AM

Beautiful work as always, I love the colors A+++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 01:26 AM

Thank you all for your kind words, very encouraging!

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

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