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Project by gfadvm posted 03-13-2013 09:38 PM 3193 views 12 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my LJ buddies (Naked Joinery) sent me a nice piece of crotch walnut to play with. I resawed it and there was a bullet in one half of the bookmatch! I had to use the bullet half so another box resulted (of course). Dimensions: 12 1/2×8 1/2×5”. Frame is sycamore. Tray is walnut sapwood with walnut splines in box and tray. Finish is rubbed shellac. Patron/Grizz wooden hinges of sycamore. I really love that piece of crotch on the end panel. Wood from my friends puts a lot of pressure on me to perform so I’ve got a lot of hours in this one. But enjoyed every minute!

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





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 09:42 PM

Looks great, good job on the trays too.

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 09:50 PM

Very beautiful. Truly one of your best.

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

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 09:52 PM

Great combination of woods resulting in a really nice box. The bullet is a great talking point!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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JL7

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 09:55 PM

Nice choice of woods there Andy…...and the bullet! The sycamore really has some cool grain…..

You’ve got this process down to a science and it shows….nicely…... keep them coming.

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

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 10:04 PM

That’s a Beautiful high caliber box Andy! Love the contrasting woods and the wood hinge’s are a nice touch. The bullet makes it more interesting!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 10:29 PM

right on target!

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#7 posted 03-13-2013 10:35 PM

Now that was worth the wait. Beautiful box and you know I’m a big fan of this design as I’m 80% done with my own copy. That bullet is slick, I’ve still got 30 BF, theres got to be a couple more pellets in here. I’m glad you put it to much better use than I could, and thanks for answering all the questions, it’s well worth your knowledge for a few BF

-- mike c

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 11:10 PM

I really like this design. One day I’m going to have to try those wood hinges. Very nice and interesting!

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Eric in central Florida

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#9 posted 03-13-2013 11:22 PM

Mighty fine looking box there Andy, and that bullet adds some extra Coolness to it !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#10 posted 03-13-2013 11:28 PM

That’s gorgeous, Andy!

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#11 posted 03-13-2013 11:33 PM

Andy, Wow! When you say crotch and naked in the same sentence….........well, you got my attention… then here is this fantastically crafted box. Holy-Moly ! I really likes it a lot

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 03-13-2013 11:35 PM

Ohh, that is nice Andy, love the contrast.

-- 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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#13 posted 03-13-2013 11:35 PM

Bulls eye!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 03-13-2013 11:44 PM

I love it Andy.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#15 posted 03-13-2013 11:48 PM

Dang, DocSavage45 took my reply! He’s right on target though!!!

Another fine example of your craftsmanship and keen eye. Love it all & the bullet just adds to it!!!

-- 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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