Thank You Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by gfadvm posted 05-15-2012 11:37 PM 2048 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

24 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

20100 posts in 1608 days

#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.

View balidoug's profile


396 posts in 1748 days

#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

View longgone's profile


5688 posts in 2578 days

#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?

View Roger's profile


19113 posts in 2074 days

#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.

View grizzman's profile


7694 posts in 2573 days

#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 ...[''''']

View Chris Cook's profile

Chris Cook

187 posts in 1551 days

#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""

View shipwright's profile (online now)


6781 posts in 2068 days

#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 fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

View ShopTinker's profile


884 posts in 2038 days

#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."

View gfadvm's profile (online now)


14777 posts in 1960 days

#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

View deon's profile


2474 posts in 2296 days

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


-- Dreaming patterns

View Jim Rowe's profile

Jim Rowe

871 posts in 1582 days

#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!

View ruddy's profile


517 posts in 2209 days

#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'

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4166 posts in 2126 days

#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

View bowtie's profile


942 posts in 1616 days

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

Beautiful work, Wanna borrow my tractor?

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

View Theron's profile


24 posts in 1501 days

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

Very nice – love the hinges.

-- Theron W., Enid, OK

showing 1 through 15 of 24 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics