Granadillo and Maple

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Project by gfadvm posted 12-27-2012 01:36 AM 2078 views 16 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This granadillo was a gift from my LJ buddy Jeff. I wanted to make something worthy of this cool wood so I made a second box from this same design as I loved the first one of Birdseye maple and walnut. Dimensions:12 1/2×8 1/2×5 1/2”. Wood: granadillo and maple. The granadillo was resawed giving me 7/16” thick stock. Top was bookmatched and framed with maple using pinned half lap joinery (pins were granadillo). Sides were built in similar manner, then mitered and splined with granadillo. Tray and dividers are maple. Patron/Grizz hinges of hard maple. Finished with Deft rattle can lacquer (semi-gloss). This is one of my favorites. Hope ya’ll like it.Edit: That cool figure on the maple is from quarter sawing some pretty ordinary maple.

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

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 01:38 AM

What a great gift, this is beautiful box.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 01:41 AM

Very clean and elegant. The lightness of the color really grabs attention.

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

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 01:43 AM

WOW andy

when you aren’t listening for … er … horse whispers

you sure do some great work

glad you are back at it
your skill levels are just amazing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 01:48 AM

hey there andy, this box is really stunning to me, i love this design, and i like how the inside is rounded around the panels, its really a fantastic box, and its inspired me for a box i need to make, thanks for that, and congrats on some fine workmanship here…

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

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 01:53 AM

Very nice Andy….you keep pushing the envelope a little farther…..good one. The corner details, grain matching and tray are really superb…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 01:54 AM

DANG Andy! That is fantastic. I love the contrast. I love the half-laps. And the dowels, oh the contrasting dowels.

I think you told me in the past but it looks like you routed a rabbet on the inside of top & sides to accept the panel after you glued up the frames. Then shaped the inserts to fit snugly. Or do they sit loose in a groove?

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

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 02:01 AM

Very nice Andy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 12-27-2012 02:02 AM

Rance- panel fits into a rabbit. Basically identical to the walnut/maple box posted previously. JL7- Couldn’t have happened without you! THANKS again!

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

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#9 posted 12-27-2012 02:05 AM

Wow, that looks great. I still have not found a project for the piece I have just quite yet. Hope to do it justice like you did. I had never even heard of it before. Looks great finished though.

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#10 posted 12-27-2012 02:08 AM

That’s a beauty, Andy. One of your best!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#11 posted 12-27-2012 02:22 AM

Amazing work! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 12-27-2012 02:23 AM

very nice andy, another great build

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#13 posted 12-27-2012 02:26 AM

WOW, Good lookin’ box Andy…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 02:29 AM

Enough accolades can’t be said! Simply stunning. Well, perhaps simple isn’t right, but stunning none the less!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 12-27-2012 02:31 AM

Nice box, Andy. Granadillo is new to me… I really like it. Especially like what you did with it.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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