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Project by blockhead posted 1265 days ago 3260 views 28 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my most recent attempt at one of Andy’s Art Boxes. The shaping is much less symmetrical than my last effort. The grains of the Zebrawood run continually around the box. I really tried hard to get the grains to match up as perfectly as I could being that the grains are so distinct.

When carving around the original handle, I went too deep and the space became too large for the handle, looking awkward. Now that I had the space carved, I had to remake the handle according to the carved space instead of vice versa. It was a real challenge for me to get it to fit right, but I was determined and I think it came out ok.

The woods used are Zebrawood, Padauk, Wenge, Birch, African Blackwood and Pine. The lining is faux leather. I want to thank Andy again for his tutorial and thank you for taking the time to look. As always, any comments/critiques are welcome.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Wow, what a great job and the wood choices are wonderful.

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

Wow! Brad….. that is so awesome! what an awesome wood combo’s. those all work together so well. very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

Wow! I wasn’t paying any attention to the grain matching. My eyes were drawn to the joinery. Nicely done.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

Sweetness! That is one great looking box!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

looks like you are enjoying these new boxes
it shows in the work

great job

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Great looking box

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 1265 days ago

First of all…....... CRITIQUE – 0, nada, zip KUDOS 0 10+, superb, fantastic, beautiful, etc, etc….

Well, you get the idea Brad.
This is absolutely wonderful. Fantastic job, the grain flows perfectly, the spline are unique and beautiful,
The top is amazing! Just a great job all the way around!
I think that Andy would be proud !.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 1265 days ago

Man Brad, that is just awesome. I wish I had just a little of your talent. SOOO BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 1265 days ago

Sweet, just sweet.
Man you got skills.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 1265 days ago

What Gene said!

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

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#12 posted 1265 days ago

Brad – this is beautiful. I’d say it wasn’t an attempt – it’s a full on display of beautiful, creative craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing it.

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#13 posted 1265 days ago

Wow, thank you all for the compliments, they mean a lot! You guys are too kind…

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 1265 days ago

I love looking at all of these boxes. Another job well done.

-- Don

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#15 posted 1265 days ago

Thats a beautiful box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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