The Frankel box

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Project by jeffro posted 10-10-2012 03:28 PM 3115 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I custom built this for a fella on the east coast, the insert inside slides and is to hold cufflinks and odd an ends, the woods, the lid top is birds eye redwood and the bottom birds eye maple, sides are curly maple and the front and back are live edge maple burl, the bottom is cedar. I love the root handle in front I got a good scribe fit and it seems to seat nice when closed. All in all the natural wood tones seem to complement each other and it turned out to be a pretty solid project, i’ve been playing with it off and on for months.

Thanks for looking LJ’s keep the chips flying


-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 03:41 PM

Jeff, you are truly an artist. Well done as usual.


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#2 posted 10-10-2012 03:41 PM

Very cool project. I like it!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 03:44 PM

Very Nice!!! Love it.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 03:51 PM

Awesome Jeffro

It has a sea creature look.


-- 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

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#5 posted 10-10-2012 04:06 PM

We are only limited by our imagination, and it appears you are without limits…. Great job, Like the intigration of the loop handle.

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

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#6 posted 10-10-2012 04:30 PM

I’m still waiting to get rich so I can commission you to build me a cabin in the hills. Awesome work…. always!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 10-10-2012 05:24 PM

this might be my most favorite box I’ve ever seen. Another one out of the Park!!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 05:39 PM

well i can echo what mark has just said, out of the park for sure, this is my kind of wood work, im pretty inspired here…fantastic job, and one lucky guy who gets it…thanks for sharing your work here, its always a fantastic treat to see your work…grizz

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

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 06:13 PM

Although it looks like cancer, it’s realy unusuall and beautiful

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-10-2012 06:53 PM

Very excellent…! You have definitely found your creative style with the burls.

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#11 posted 10-10-2012 07:00 PM

Love the natural flow of this.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 10-10-2012 07:09 PM

I’ve been staring at this and can’t seem to start finding the proper words. Well, you’ve defined a new category in fine boxes, in my opinion. This will be copied, let me tell ya! Thanks for the inspiration :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 10-10-2012 08:14 PM

Now this is really nice. You did a fine job on it and it’s very unusual.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 10-10-2012 09:00 PM

This project is kinda small for you! LOL This box is ?. I’m not sure what word or words describe it. I love the combination of woods and the handle is great. Thanks for sharing!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#15 posted 10-10-2012 09:11 PM

Unusually beautiful. The artistry in this is on the grand-slam level.

Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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