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Project by gfadvm posted 506 days ago 2096 views 10 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a couple of these blonde colored walnut boards and some leftovers from the wood Naked Joinery sent me so another box happened. Dimensions: 12 1/2×8 1/2×5”. Top panel is ‘floated’ in dado with frame mitered rather than my usual half laps. The new splines are something I’ve been wanting to try for quite a while. Tray is made from same wood as the box. All of the box sides are 2 pieces of 3/8” stock laminated to make 3/4” stock (I never do anything the easy way!) Finish is rubbed/polished shellac followed by Renissance wax. Wooden Patron/Grizz hinges.

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





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ruddy

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#1 posted 506 days ago

Andy…..I think you have created a very impressive piece. Keep them coming.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 506 days ago

These are for Mike as he wanted to see the whole family from the board he sent. And I think I have enough for 1 or 2 more. In the second pic from left to right: Bullet, Yeller,Blondie, and Darryl.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 506 days ago

Love the splines. Really nice looking wood. Corners look seamless.

-- 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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nomercadies

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#4 posted 506 days ago

Gorgeous

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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JL7

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#5 posted 506 days ago

Bravo…..Andy’s box factory is at full tilt. That really is some blond walnut…...I like the splines also….

Thanks for the family photo!

I say you should experiment with some thinner material for your box sides, try it, you might like it! Or would that be the easy way out?

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

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#6 posted 506 days ago

I’m sending all of my wood to school in Oklahoma…..

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

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patron

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#7 posted 506 days ago

beautimus !

like the splines

-- 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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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 506 days ago

David, It’s good to see ya. It’s spring and time to come out of hibernation…..

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

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 506 days ago

Great looking box. I also like the splines.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 506 days ago

Gorgeous work, Andy!

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#11 posted 506 days ago

Andy, this is awesome! Love the contrast of the woods. As always, really enjoy your creativity, craftsmanship and skill. Thanks for posting.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 506 days ago

WOW nice! I like them all Andy everything about them. Did you ever solve your bandsaw dowel problem with Tony?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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nakedjoinery

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#13 posted 506 days ago

really! Those splines are cool. I never would have thought of that guys. Holy cow you guys are impresive and I’m so glad I found this site. I hope after I finish setting up my new bandsaw and table saw I can start kicking them out faster. Andy you’ve done like five boxes to my one lol. Thanks for the family photo. I hope I do the wood you sent me the same justice

-- mike c

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 506 days ago

Awesomely Excellent…! The plugged splines really add a nice “Andy Personal Touch”.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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woodshaver

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#15 posted 506 days ago

Very nice Andy! I also like the splines. Your boxes are always grand! I think the hard way is always worth more!

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

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