Arkansas Cherry/California Maple Burl

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Project by gfadvm posted 06-14-2013 09:13 PM 2494 views 9 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This latest box is one of my favorites. I sawed the Black Cherry from a log my best friend gave me, the maple burl was a gift from Robert Triplett, Von Hagan taught me the raised panel on the tablesaw technique, BlackCherry taught me the finishing technique, and Shipwright taught me to make these cool hinges. So this is truly a LJ collaborative effort!

Dimensions: 14×8 x 4”. Finish is rubbed on shellac. Shipwright wooden hinges that are just under 1/4” thick. Chamfering the edges of these hinges makes them cleaner and less bulky looking to my eye. I also changed the sequence of build on these hinges and they went a LOT quicker.

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

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 09:16 PM

This one really has it all… materials, design, details, and the hinge is fantastic!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 09:17 PM

I have always loved how clean and beautiful your work is. This is another example of how quality your workmanship is.

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

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 09:21 PM

Great box Andy. Makes me wish I had time to build boxes.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 09:35 PM

That’s a real beauty Andy… the hinge a lot…....and some awfully cool wood….nice.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 09:37 PM

All around great box—beautiful design, beautiful hinge and beautiful design!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 09:46 PM

You are a mighty fine craftsman Andy. Your work is amazing and beautiful! Love the wooden hinges!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 09:46 PM

very nice]

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 10:17 PM

Another perfect box Andy. You have that hinge down pretty darn well.

If you want it even cleaner yet make them integral to the box. I can’t remember if you’ve done that yet. At any rate you have perfected them as a separate hinge and your details are just right all around.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 06-14-2013 10:38 PM

great looking box, hinges really set it apart and what a beautiful top!

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

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 10:50 PM

What a great look and craftsmanship to boot. Well done

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 10:59 PM

a beautiful box andy, as far as the top goes , i see a face of a guy on there with a small goatee, but i love cherry, its so warm and inviting…a wonderful box…

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

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#12 posted 06-14-2013 11:16 PM

Gadzooks that is certainly one of your best. Everything, just everything is superb. One of these days you are going to have to participate in one of those kooky craft fairs. You have got to be over run with boxes. What would you buy with all of that extra dough?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 06-14-2013 11:22 PM

Outstanding. That is one beautiful box. Everything about it is perfect. You did a fantastic job on this one, Andy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 06-14-2013 11:57 PM

Another winner Andy, great choice of woods.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#15 posted 06-15-2013 12:38 AM

Thanks all.

JoeyG, Good to hear from you. Hope the angelfish are all thriving.

Paul, I’ve done the integral hinge but don’t think it would work with a lid this shallow

Jumbojack, Yea, I have WAY too many boxes but I just can’t stop building more! And you guys don’t help by bragging on them!

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

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