sculpted cocobolo box "Double Chocolate"

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Project by Andy posted 04-16-2013 02:12 PM 5831 views 28 times favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My inspiration for this series of boxes is the beach, specifically the waves and sand dunes.
The contours invoke fond memories of nature and invite touching.

Double Chocolate came to mind after building this box.

The body and lid are of Brazilian Rosewood and the lid has an insert of Cocobolo Rosewood, I shaped it in a free form style like waves or perhaps frosting.
The handle is Cocobolo with a little creamy white sap wood which adds a little light to the overall dark setting.
The divider is made up of walnut wrapped around a spalted maple cube, which sets on black velvet.

This is my first project using Brazilian Rosewood and I really like it. It smells similar to Cocobolo but not as pungent.
It is very heavy and hard, but carves nicely. It has a few worm holes here and there which must have been made by one tough worm!

Tell me what you think.

Update: This sold recently.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 04-16-2013 02:17 PM

Wow! Another gorgeous box, really love the wood choice.

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#2 posted 04-16-2013 02:18 PM

Very nice as always Andy. Think what I like most about this is the lack of contrast between the box wood and the medallion. Instead of highlighting contrast, it comes across as much more subtle and emphasizes the flow of the grain in the wood.
I’m a big fan of cocobolo – I love the unique colors and even the smell of it when it’s fresh cut.

-- Gary in OP

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#3 posted 04-16-2013 02:19 PM

Drawer dividers that aren’t perpindicular or horizontal the the box sides is a cool idea. I’ll have to incorporate that in future boxes. Thanks for the idea and nice work.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#4 posted 04-16-2013 02:20 PM

> left speechless <

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 04-16-2013 02:22 PM

Oh, My, My, the top is gorgeous! Absolutely love this piece.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 04-16-2013 02:26 PM

looks like that worm hole
led to a great new world
with a beautiful beach

as ever

-- 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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#7 posted 04-16-2013 02:30 PM

Excellent work on this box. The rosewood varieties work well together. The shaping worked out well, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 04-16-2013 02:35 PM

It’s always a pleasure and an inspiration to see your beautiful work, Andy.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-16-2013 02:38 PM

Andy, you really do wonderful work! Keep posting, we are all inspired by what you do !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#10 posted 04-16-2013 02:41 PM

Beautiful box. The two woods are gorgeous along with the sculpting. Chocolate cake for breakfast sounds like a good idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 02:42 PM

Another outstanding box Andy, the wood is just beautiful and your talent is amazing!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 02:43 PM

Love the subtle play on colors! Another winner!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 04-16-2013 02:47 PM

Beautiful work Andy

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 04-16-2013 02:54 PM

Super COOL, Andy…

Keep up the GREAT work!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 04-16-2013 02:56 PM

Very nice!
Beautiful finish!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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