Finished art Box

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Project by crashman posted 05-07-2013 03:25 AM 1617 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished this box I started last summer (got side tracked by cutting boards LOL never enough time for all the bucket list items). Main box is Walnut with a Padauk trim strip @ the bottom & Padauk with Walnut laminated lid. I make the hinge pins with wooden dowels, this seems to work better for me than the metal pins, brass rods I previously used. The finish is Deft sanding sealer with a top coat of automotive clear coat, I have to admit I liked the satin looking finish after the steel wool scuff down better than the glossy finish on this one, but the automotive clear coat keeps the padauk from turining dark. The inside divider matches the lid, Padauk with Walnut laminated on the top & router round over on the edges to show both species of wood. (interior photo would not upload, sorry) I usually donate or give most of my work away but I am keeping this one for JACK. LOL Thanks for looking…...................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 05:15 AM

Looks good

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 05:19 AM

Oh Yea, that is really beautiful….great job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 06:14 AM

I like!

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 08:26 AM


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#5 posted 05-07-2013 09:56 AM

The top looks like molten lava. Very cool. Beautiful box.

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

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 09:57 AM

I love it! I like to see “Andy” style boxes with a personal flair. Would have loved to have seen this last summer.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 12:00 PM

Outstanding. On my bucket list to learn to make a box like that

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 01:09 PM

Quite a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 05:44 PM

You are a craftsman!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 05-07-2013 07:30 PM

The wood grain works very well with your project.

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#11 posted 05-07-2013 07:40 PM

way cool box. knocked that one outta the park.

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 08:40 PM

A true piece of art and exceptional craftsmanship! That is just beautiful. Very well thought out! Exquisite.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 05-08-2013 12:41 AM

That is one of the nicest boxes I’ve seen! The wood combination is just spectacular. And your sculpting really showcased them.

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

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