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Project by Andy posted 06-25-2017 10:43 PM 1722 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quilted Big Leaf Maple panels were set into a Leopardwood body.
The lid panel is a 3/8” slice of spalted maple.
The handle is Jatoba.
Dividers are live edge maple with walnut rails.
Thanks for looking.

Update: The splines are made from a sandwich of Wenge-Maple-Paduak. They are about 1/4”, maybe a little fatter.

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

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 11:03 PM

Your work always amazes me. I’m doing a box right now and always chicken out to start carving. Great work and colors as always.

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

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#2 posted 06-25-2017 11:04 PM

Hi Andy
Off course, after all of these many years, I prepare myself for a treat when your post pops up and as usual, you never disappoint us with your outstanding, beautiful box(s)(like this one) or other great creation. but now I’m also having a great time with the names you are giving each project like your work the titles/names are creative and very original.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 11:07 PM

Andy, I love seeing your work. This is an outstanding box, I really like the design and wood choices.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 06-25-2017 11:55 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 12:47 AM


I’m serious about you being in the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 12:49 AM

I’m with Doc!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 01:20 AM

Another outstanding beautiful box. Andy could start his own Museum of Awesome boxes with all of his beautiful work.

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

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#8 posted 06-26-2017 01:26 AM

Thank you all.

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2017 02:54 AM

Andy, your work is always outstanding, and this is certainly very cool. Always a treat.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 06-26-2017 03:25 AM

Did you hear that sound, Andy? My mind, being blown, again. But, prithee, good sir, why so parsimonious with the photographic representations. I want to know what you did on the corners, and I can’t tell in just two shots. Or the bottom. Or the back. It can’t be you ran out of film.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 06-26-2017 03:30 AM

Beautiful piece

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

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#12 posted 06-26-2017 03:40 AM

Always a treat Andy.
We are so lucky to have all this beautiful big leaf Maple on our coast.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 06-26-2017 06:30 AM


Thank you AGAIN for posting another wonderful project!

Your boxes really highlight the Grain and heartwork of the wood you use.

Just Awesome…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 06-26-2017 10:26 AM

another beauty..i like the dividers!!!!!!

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#15 posted 06-26-2017 12:48 PM

@Mark…and others, I shipped this one out so fast that I only grabbed these two pictures.

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

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