Zebrawood and Maple

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Project by gfadvm posted 01-15-2013 01:21 AM 2409 views 12 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second attempt to post this :( Soft maple and zebrawood. Dimensions: 12 1/2×8 1/2×5”. Joinery was half laps and pinned half laps for the panels and splined miters for the corners. The panels are trapped by dados rather than being rabbitted like my previous panel boxes. Pins and all miter keys are zebrawood. Finished with Deft semi-gloss rattle can lacquer (still getting that fine orange peel). Wooden hinges ala Patron/Grizzman’s design. A fun build.Edit: I forgot to call attention to the amazing grain of the quartersawn maple on the lid and front frame. I loved it.

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 01:24 AM

It’s a beauty , still love your hinge .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 01:25 AM

This box has a lot if swagger. Great choice of woods. Good job on design also.

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

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 01:26 AM

That’s right snazzy Andy. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 01:28 AM

super stunning combo andy

very well done
great detailing

-- 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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#5 posted 01-15-2013 01:29 AM

Another nice one Andy, nice combo

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 01:37 AM

Andy – this is a great combo and of course a great design….the photography is excellent as well…...nicely done my friend… you have a room in the house that just loaded up with cool boxes??

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 01:43 AM

Very nice Andy.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 01:49 AM

Beautiful box a great looking box.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 01:55 AM

You sure do make a pretty box Andy!!
Congratulations on another Great Job my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 02:06 AM

Andy: nicely done. does look familiar.
Grizzman makes nice hinges so do you.
good job.

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

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#11 posted 01-15-2013 02:08 AM

Looks like a lot of time and attention to detail went into this. Beautiful. Great job.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#12 posted 01-15-2013 02:10 AM

Great looking box. Like the contrast between maple and zebra wood.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#13 posted 01-15-2013 02:15 AM

Very nice Andy. Hinges, splines, pegged corners, you got it all going on here…..

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

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#14 posted 01-15-2013 02:18 AM

That is one mighty FINE box.

Andy, you’re gonna need to build one gianormous box to contain all your great boxes. Of course, your house COULD be considered a gianormous box!!!

-- 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 01-15-2013 03:16 AM

So purty, you realy worked the grain even the dowel grain is aligned !

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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