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Project by gfadvm posted 476 days ago 1583 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second half of the redwood burl Robert Triplet gifted me with. Box is soft maple, splines are redwood burl, Patron hinge of Sycamore. Dimensions: 8×12x4 1/2”. Finished with rubbed on shellac and wax. Burl was inlaid using templates and my new Porter Cable Compact Router. More California woods from Robert coming up!

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

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#1 posted 476 days ago

That is very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 476 days ago

Another good Andy…...That is a great gift from Robert…....Seriously, do you ever sleep?? You’ve been feeding the saw well :^) Nice work.

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

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 476 days ago

Andy, you are good with that new toy(tool). The plain Maple shows off the Redwood very well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 476 days ago

Just got back – been gone for a while. Nice work, Andy! Yah, Andy doesn’t sleep! :-)

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 476 days ago

Beautiful box, you are truly a master of grain composition.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 476 days ago

Just classy looking work. Great taste in your woodwork.

-- 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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#7 posted 476 days ago

When I see your name Andy I just know it’s going to be nice! Beautiful grain love the redwood burl!

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

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#8 posted 476 days ago

Still love this box design, I’m having a hard time not seeing that burl on the inside too, but if I had a plunge router everything would be inlayed lol. Great box Andy

-- mike c

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#9 posted 476 days ago

awesome box andy, i love the contrast.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#10 posted 476 days ago

another beauty andy, that redwood burl sure is something, ive got some myself and am saving it for a certain project..

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

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#11 posted 476 days ago

Thanks to all of you!

While looking at the comments I thought about how many of you are responsible for my boxes:
Robert gave me the burled redwood.
Patron taught me how to do the hinges.
Blaine introduced me to air sanders.
Rance introduced me to Abranet.
Black Cherry showed me how to get the most from shellac
and on and on…..
I LOVE this site!

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

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#12 posted 476 days ago

another beauty , and happy birthday too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 476 days ago

Well done Sir Boxalot.

I wanna see a round box!!! ;^)

-- 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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 476 days ago

Definitely a triple A…”Awesome Andy Accomplishment”

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

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#15 posted 476 days ago

You just keep hitting them out of the park Andy. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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