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Project by gfadvm posted 492 days ago 1739 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is the ‘brother’ to “Bullet”. The walnut is the other half of the bookmatch I sawed from the crotch walnut “Naked Joinery” sent me. The frame is some mulberry I sawed last summer from firewood. Check out the wild grain in the quarter sawn mulberry! I’ve got to saw some more of this! Dimensions:12 1/2×8 1/2×5”. Finished with rubbed on shellac. I changed the pegs for the half laps on the lid from round to square just to exercise my mortiser. Wooden Patron/Grizz hinges. Hinge pins are hidden with 1/8” mulberry dowel. I really liked the mulberry and will try to use more of it in the future. It retains it’s yellow color much better than Bois de Arc. Oh yeah, the tray is made from walnut sapwood and Luan ply with walnut splines (7/64”).

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 492 days ago

You continue to prove to me how far I have to go skill wise. Beautiful work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JL7

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#2 posted 492 days ago

Well Andy – the TS is definitely working again…..the OK Box Factory is back in full swing…..another beautiful box…..

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

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grizzman

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#3 posted 492 days ago

where the red fern grows….another beautiful box, with some beautiful walnut,, this is a beauty of a box, its grand andy.

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

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nakedjoinery

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#4 posted 492 days ago

Well goes to show I picked the right person to mentor from. Love the mulberry, and they were wrong. You can fit a square peg in a round hole. Next thing you know the center panel will be a drawer lol. I’ve got 30 bf collecting dust and you’ve got two beautiful boxes, jealus!!

-- mike c

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SFLTim

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Wow, that Walnut is just stunning. Excellent work, and I like the tray too.

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 492 days ago

Beautiful, Andy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Well done Andy! The grain in the quarter sawn mulberry is really nice looking but i must admit the Crotch Walnut is my favorite.
This box is beautiful! Just like all the boxes you make!

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

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MarkSr

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#8 posted 492 days ago

Andy, that work is excellent!!! I just wish I will live long enough to do work that will look 1/2 as good as the box that you created. Looking forward to more breath taking work.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 492 days ago

Good eye. Wonderful blend of color and texture.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Dave

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#10 posted 492 days ago

That is one kewl box. That table saw must be ginning right along.
Love it ANdy

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 492 days ago

A perfect combination….
Gorgeous wood grains & tones….
Mixed with brilliant artistry & craftsmanship!!!

You never cease to impress!!!

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

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 492 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words but really guys, you can be honest. I personally didn’t like the square pegs at all! (look closely at their corners) :(

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 492 days ago

Absolutely awesome as usual Andy…the mulberry has such a nice rich yellow color and the quarter sawn pieces are a beauty.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 492 days ago

I disagree Andy. I think the square pegs are awesome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Marcos

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#15 posted 492 days ago

Very interesting color contrasts. Amazing craftsmanship.

-- Marcos, California

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