Thank You Box

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-15-2012 11:37 PM 2200 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has been wanting one of my mesquite boxes and he recently brought his tractor over when mine was broken so I saw a chance to repay the favor and made this for him. Mesquite sawed from my last log. Dimensions:7×12x4 1/2”. Finish: shellac, wax. Patron hinge of Jatoba. Included the last pic of the underside of the tray made from some really old plywood. I sanded it very lightly to preserve the plywood co. logo, etc. I gave it to him today and he seemed very happy.

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

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 11:44 PM

Very nicely & tastefully done. I am still working on my box skills. Really like the mesquite. Still hope to go get some this fall.

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

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 11:52 PM

Lovely work that does justice to the material. Someone else might have tried to work around the “flaws” in the wood; you manage to incorporate them so that every thing is just … better.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 11:54 PM

Andy…that is one mighty fine box and the Mesquite has a very good looking grain. That is one wood i haven’t worked with yet and I need to try it sometime soon.
I know your friend had to be very happy with that box…who wouldn’t be?

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 11:57 PM

Very unique and full of character. Beautiful as always Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 12:23 AM

wow Andy, that is a beauty of a box, i love the wood, that figure on the front looks like a storm is brewing, with the center of it in a calm, really need bottom of the tray, very well done and im sure he will love that box forever..great job, im trying to make some other things right now, but if you don’t stop showing me these great boxes, im going to have to stop and make one myself…......

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 12:49 AM

Very nice Andy! I particularly like the way you preserved the logo. Very classy look to this!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 12:55 AM

You do have a talent for getting the most out of the natural beauty of the wood Andy.
Very nice.

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

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 01:03 AM

That’s another beauty. Love that grain and live edge.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 01:31 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. How many noticed that the front looks like 2 pieces joined in the center? This was some of the wildest grain I have had in mesquite. By the way, this wood does not play well with the planer. Thank God for the drum sander or I’d have wrecked this one!

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

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 06:15 AM


-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 05-16-2012 08:10 AM

Great box and wood. I’m sure it will be ok to borrow the tractor again next time!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#12 posted 05-16-2012 08:42 AM

Lovely box Andy. I like those hinges on the side.
The grain in the Mesquite is spectacular and you have made the most of it.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 05-16-2012 09:03 AM

That is an amazing box

Natural but tight

I’m sure the person will be elated with it.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 05-16-2012 10:20 AM

Beautiful work, Wanna borrow my tractor?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#15 posted 05-16-2012 03:30 PM

Very nice – love the hinges.

-- Theron W., Enid, OK

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