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Project by gfadvm posted 626 days ago 2439 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my previous striped box, I thought how much better it would have looked if I showed the quartersawn edges of the sycamore so this box happened. QS sycamore/Jatoba for the sides and hinges,mahogany/sycamore for the lid. Dimensions:12×7x4”.Patron/Grizz wooden hinges. Finished with lacquer and Renissance wax. I was suprised how well the mahogany flooring matched the Jatoba.

-- " 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 626 days ago

Really nice job on this one. Love the way you did the hinges.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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woodrookieII

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#2 posted 626 days ago

Pretty box.

The hinges. Ah yes, the hinges. Nice subtle contrast there.

....rookieII

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 626 days ago

Very nice Andy. You improved nicely on a great design.

Joey

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Granddaddy1

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#4 posted 626 days ago

Looks great Andy. How can you work in the shop in all the HEAT you’ve had? AC?

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 626 days ago

Nice! Like the hinges a lot.

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

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eddie

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#6 posted 626 days ago

nice looking box Andy,like the wood on the hinges too, take care in that heat yall are haveing out there

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 626 days ago

Eye-catching box ! That QS sycamore is nice ! I like the hinges too.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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grizzman

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#8 posted 626 days ago

what a very cool box, i love the work you did here, and i like the fact that you switched the woods on the hinges so that they were opposite…the top is very cool, two tones…...really nice andy…i think this will be in the top three really soon…....grizz

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

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 626 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words. That’s what keeps me in the shop. Heat? 118 outside,102 in the shop but quite pleasant out of the sun with the fans going. Grizz, the wood is flip/flopped on the hinges because I didn’t have a big enough piece to cut them out of otherwise but I like the ‘opposite’ look as well. I’m off to the World Champ Youth Show for 9 days so the shop will get a break.

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

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creeker46

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#10 posted 626 days ago

Wow, nice box. It reminds me a lot of one I made last year. Only my dispensed frosty beverages.

-- "I have not failed 10,000 times, I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work."--Thomas A. Edison

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 626 days ago

Creeker, They look like brothers but I’ll trade ya as I’m ready for a cold one.

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

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FloridaArt

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#12 posted 626 days ago

Nicely done.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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ruddy

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#13 posted 626 days ago

Nice one Andy

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

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Roger

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#14 posted 626 days ago

Very kool Andy. I like the way you 2-toned the hinges as well. That’s a gr8 wood combo as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#15 posted 625 days ago

Top notch Andy…!
That sycamore definitely makes me look-a-more….

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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