Second "Dallas" Box

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Project by gfadvm posted 06-19-2012 12:39 AM 2373 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost had enough wood for 2 boxes (but not quite). This is similar to the first ‘Dallas’ box except that the ends are some Ipe flooring and I had to use the bark for the top piece. Wasn’t sure how this would work but the bark finished perfectly after working some epoxy into the surface. NOTHING was wasted in these 2 boxes. Dimensions: 12×7x4”. Finished with shellac and wax. Grizz/Patron hinges of Hedge. I like the Ipe/Live Oak combination and will do this again if I get more live oak.

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

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#1 posted 06-19-2012 12:47 AM

On payday, I’ll see if I can send more… That’s just plumb purdy!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-19-2012 12:56 AM

They’re really nice. Your joints look perfect. I gotta work on those.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-19-2012 12:58 AM

Andy, you have become a box-making-fool. And a darned good one. Your variations are supurb. I like the combinations of wood. Keep it up dude.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 01:38 AM

Andy, your box just can’t get any pertier, or can they?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Nate Meadows

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 02:15 AM

I agree, you are doing amazing work! I love your hinge work…the detail you put into it!

Your Friend,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 02:21 AM

That’s a neat look. Really good work

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 02:29 AM

You should call these rock of ages with those tight joints. The red bands are a treat and I think you could have put the bark side up it looks so good.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Tom Godfrey

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 02:30 AM

I like, I really like. Great piece of art

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#9 posted 06-19-2012 03:04 AM

Thanks again for all the kind words. Gene- I would have definately put the bark side up had I known it would look and feel this good. It’s my favorite facet of the entire box.

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

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#10 posted 06-19-2012 03:11 AM


Lots to like about this look. My favorite parts are the inside of the lid and the end grain of the oak. Nice job on the joinery too.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 06-19-2012 03:38 AM

Andy…another really fantastic piece of art. Your work is always getting nicer and nicer. I like the wood combinations and you sure picked two very hard and heavy woods to work with.
Keep em’ coming…

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#12 posted 06-19-2012 05:14 AM

If I were a kid I would say this project looks “sweet”. Since I’m not, I’ll just say it looks great. Great box…......

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 06-19-2012 11:36 AM

Completely agree, the live oak is an interesting wood. Looks great with the other woods you used in combination. Very nice box.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 06-19-2012 01:33 PM

You did a really nice job on this. The wood is beautiful.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 06-19-2012 03:24 PM

Very awesome Andy. Your box joints are superb, and so are your box projects. Nice wood combos also.

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

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