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Project by crashman posted 03-09-2013 07:57 PM 1866 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, This Art Box is made from Cypress, Black Walnut, & Padauk. I got the Cypress from a co-worker of my son-inlaw who lives in Louisiana, The lid is the Black Walnut with an Andy Style insert of Padauk, the corner splines are also Padauk. I flocked the inside with brown flocking after securing a divider made from the Cypress. I started this about a year ago but just finished it now (don’t know why??) The finish is rattle can Deft Gloss Lacquer, & the dimensions are 12×7 inches & 3 1/2 inches deep. Always fun to do these, the Cypress is a fairly soft wood & easy to carve & sand to a nice finsih…...............................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 08:30 PM

Very beautifu box! Very organic looking—not something you see everyday in a box. Keep up the good work!

-- Dean

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 09:45 PM

Very good looking box…! Cypress is a great wood and your insert and wood combinations added a nice beauty to it.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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abie

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 11:07 PM

I like it

Looks like one I did.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79692
Bruce

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 01:50 AM

Excellent job on this one!. I like everything about it from the design, sculpting, joinery to the finish.

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

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 05:35 AM

I have always loved those kinds of boxes!Great work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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lanwater

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 06:01 AM

Great box. looks really good.

I like the soft sculpting lines.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 10:16 AM

Beautiful box. Love the tray

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

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david38

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 02:49 PM

looks great

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grizzman

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 08:16 PM

beautiful box, i love the cypress, its got a nice design , from the lid to the inside, is the bottom for something special

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

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ohwoodeye

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 03:56 AM

I saw the small inset of you box and I clicked on it fully expecting it to be one of Greg’s or Andy’s…........and that my friend you should take with the highest of compliments. This looks very much like one of theirs. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Lloe

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 03:29 PM

Great Job,
Well done,
Larry

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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TimWood

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#12 posted 03-15-2013 10:01 AM

Beautiful box Jack! I too compare this to Andy’s work. Compliments!

-- Tim Harrelson

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MBD

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#13 posted 04-01-2013 03:19 PM

Awesome box, I’ve got to try one of these!

-- Matt, Mississippi

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 04-01-2013 03:24 PM

It’s absolutely beautiful, Jack. Very well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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