Jatoba and Maple

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Project by gfadvm posted 04-23-2012 12:15 AM 1528 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and maple with pinned box joints, half lapped framed top, Patron hinges of Ipe. Dimensions: 12×7x4 1/2”. Finish: BLO, Tung Oil finish, Renissance wax. The jatoba will look much better (deeper red) after some UV exposure. Can’t decide if I like the outdoor pics or the black background so included some of both.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 12:19 AM

I think you’re one of the best box makers on this site. You choose great wood and then let it speak for itself. Great job.

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

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 12:25 AM

looks great andy, your joinery is nice and clean, no tear out, and the wood contrast is very nice, great finish to, your going to have a truck load of boxes soon, might become a rich man before to long …

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

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 12:40 AM

your new name should be boxman, i dont know how you do it andy

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 12:42 AM

Andy: you are makin some pretty amazing boxes. Wow! Nice box joints & half laps also. Luv the wood combo/s

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

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 12:43 AM

Grizz, I’ve got to sell some before I get rich! I’ve just got LOTS of boxes at this point. Monte- You are too kind.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 01:22 AM

That’s a beautiful box, the joinery looks very clean and tight. The choice of using Jatoba & Maple was excellent, the contrast really gives this box character.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 01:26 AM

Andy I know how hard that Jatoba is. I manged to muff up 3 chisels just making the mouth of a plane in a 3/8 piece. It doesn’t take to kindly to a rasp either. You have place some very neat and nice joinery in it. Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Eric's Wood Laboratory.

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#8 posted 04-23-2012 02:33 AM

That’s a hum-dinger Andy!
You sure are a good box maker.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 03:24 AM

Lookin good Andy. Are you planning to do any shows to sell your work? They are alot of fun and your work will fefinitely be a big hit.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#10 posted 04-23-2012 03:25 AM

that cool grate job

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robert triplett

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#11 posted 04-23-2012 04:02 AM

Another very good box. The box joints look great accented by the different woods. The ‘deep’ panel in the top adds a lot of depth to the box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#12 posted 04-23-2012 04:17 AM


You are a prolific box maker. Looks like you are really hooked. I especially like the high contrast at the corners and the super finish. Working with Brazilian Cherry is like getting a dental implant. When its all done it works just fine, but the process is not much fun.

I like rounded corners, tops, edges on my stuff. But, then I have been accused of making all my boxes look like a used bars of soap!

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 04-23-2012 05:14 AM

Nice…...and very inspiring.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 04-23-2012 10:25 AM

Another great box Andy, Didn’t you just say something about the wood I was using? Seems to me from these last couple of boxes that you are coming across some incredible wood. In all my years of wood working I have never made a box joint. I think mainly because I don’t think I could make them come out as nice as these. Excellent job.

I’ve read the comments above and it’s seems the Jatoba can be hard to work with. What was your experience with it?

Thanks as always for sharing your projects,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 04-23-2012 02:03 PM

Nice Box, this is another very clean and balanced box, just easy to look at, I am surprised You have any of these collecting dust, all Your work is very attractive and made with an artistic flair, Great job on this design, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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