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Walnut burl veneered box

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Project by RogerBean posted 1493 days ago 4003 views 27 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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littlecope

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

Beautiful Box, my Friend…

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

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 1493 days ago

Awesome craftsmanship. Great box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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BertFlores58

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

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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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 1493 days ago

Man, that’s nice work!

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blackcherry

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

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

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

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

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

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OttoH

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#9 posted 1493 days ago

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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SPalm

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#10 posted 1493 days ago

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

Very good job, I am humbled.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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woodworm

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#11 posted 1493 days ago

Excellent workmanship & craftmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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savannah505

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#12 posted 1493 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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cathyb

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#13 posted 1493 days ago

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, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Jaybird719

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#14 posted 1493 days ago

Great piece. Very beautiful veneers and craftsmanship.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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grizzman

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#15 posted 1493 days ago

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

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

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