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Project by SteveAltman posted 09-03-2012 03:31 PM 4608 views 73 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made in 2007. It’s made of curly sycamore, narra, spalted maple and ebony. It was featured at CraftsMorristown in 2010. There’s more about it at my site –

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 03:35 PM

yeah, that is “just” a box! :-)

Wood is so pretty and you have made quite a show of it here. Beautiful composition and that spalted maple inset looks like an antique map to me. Is it one piece on the inside and one on the out or does it go through the lid?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 03:36 PM

Fantastic design and wood selection.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 03:50 PM

I love the lines. You created a very beautiful piece right there.

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 03:57 PM

excellent design and build

keep them coming

welcome to LJ’s

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 03:59 PM

Very nice work, It’s a very cool looking box and I love the wood wood. Thanks for posting this I look forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 04:24 PM

That is really nice looking box. Flowing curves in woodwork have always appealed to me and you have done an excellent design.

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 04:56 PM

I also like the antique framed map on the lid : ) Gorgeous box design overall , and the wood selection is perfect !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 05:04 PM

Kookaburra – it goes through…

Spalted wood often looks a map (to another world?) – maybe it is, in some way…

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 05:04 PM

Superb box, Steve. The quilting on the Maple flows over the front. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 09-03-2012 05:10 PM

Amazing ! Have a nice Asian look to them.

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#11 posted 09-03-2012 05:18 PM

Steve: just visited your site
to say you just make boxes is a great understatement
you are a true craftsman…
thanks for sharing.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 09-03-2012 05:48 PM

Wow! That is just beautiful.

-- -- Don from PA

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#13 posted 09-03-2012 06:01 PM

Beautiful box and a well made web page thanks for showing and welcome to LJ’s…Blkcherry

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#14 posted 09-03-2012 06:46 PM

Nice job. Like the design.

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

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#15 posted 09-03-2012 07:10 PM

Elegant, and welcoming. Simply beautiful….

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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