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Project by gfadvm posted 08-02-2012 04:39 PM 2577 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 08-02-2012 04:45 PM

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

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

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woodrookieII

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 04:48 PM

Pretty box.

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

....rookieII

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 04:50 PM

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

Joey

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 05:00 PM

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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#5 posted 08-02-2012 05:06 PM

Nice! Like the hinges a lot.

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

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 05:31 PM

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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#7 posted 08-02-2012 05:59 PM

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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#8 posted 08-02-2012 06:15 PM

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 08-02-2012 09:25 PM

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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#10 posted 08-02-2012 09:33 PM

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 08-02-2012 09:37 PM

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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#12 posted 08-02-2012 09:59 PM

Nicely done.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 08-02-2012 10:34 PM

Nice one Andy

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

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#14 posted 08-03-2012 01:38 AM

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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#15 posted 08-03-2012 03:59 AM

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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