Walnut burl veneered box

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Project by RogerBean posted 06-29-2010 02:55 AM 5688 views 28 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another Andrew Crawford style box. This is the first one I’ve completed since returning from spending a few days with him in England (see my review “Á box making vacation in England” posted in May). This one is in walnut burl veneer, book-matched on the lid and front. It measures 10”by 7 1/4”and is 4 1/2”high.

The substrate is Baltic birch ply. Sides and back are matched to flow around. Interior is veneered in curly maple. The single tray is Jacaranda rosewood with green velvet lining. Base is also lined in green velvet.

The lock escutcheon inlay is black mother of pearl, framed in a black-white-black line. The finish is french polish. The edging is boxwood with more black-white-black lines. There are also black-white-black line accents on the inside of the lid and base openings.

The incandescent lights give the box a warmer color than it actually is, as there is no stain or coloring other than the super blonde shellac.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#1 posted 06-29-2010 03:06 AM

Beautiful Box, my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 06-29-2010 03:08 AM

Wow this box stands out a classic build and amazing design ,so beatiful . Fine workmanship very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 03:14 AM

WOW, this is a special box! Love the edge and colors!

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

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 03:18 AM

Awesome craftsmanship. Great box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 06-29-2010 03:19 AM

Excellent job. I like the edges’ moulding (inlayed as I presumed) and the velvet on the side. How did you locked in the edges of the velvet? Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 03:31 AM

Man, that’s nice work!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 03:44 AM

Just amazing work, love the photo’s nice work …BC

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 03:47 AM

Now this is the sort of thing I aspire to. Beautiful craftsmanship!

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

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 03:53 AM

That is absolutely gorgeous in every aspect! The walnut burl veneer is set off very nicely by the curly maple inlay, very nice indeed sir.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 04:01 AM

Absolutely stunning. Building something like this is on my Bucket List.

Very good job, I am humbled.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 04:04 AM

Excellent workmanship & craftmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 04:04 AM

A box done by a master. Excellent work, just beautiful in every way.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 06-29-2010 04:12 AM

Roger I’ve seen quite a few boxes, but few have your exquisite detail and fine craftsmanship. Beautiful work.
Thank you for sharing….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#14 posted 06-29-2010 04:30 AM

Great piece. Very beautiful veneers and craftsmanship.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#15 posted 06-29-2010 04:46 AM

looks like your time with andrew paid off…you certainly came away inspired…beautiful job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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