Thinking to the Right of The Box

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Project by crashman posted 08-13-2013 01:04 AM 2129 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Andy inspired box with a little twist, I wanted to change it up a little so I put the Cocobolo handle off to the right side for something different. I suppose I will have to make sure & give this one to a right handed person, LOL. The 12 X 7 X 3 3/4 box is made from some very nice Mahogany with Spalted Maple keys to match the carved lid. The inside is spray on felt & the finish is Deft Sanding Sealer with several coats of Deft rattle can satin lacquer. Thanks for looking….............................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 01:20 AM

That’s a real beauty, Jack. I really love that spalted Maple

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

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 01:55 AM

Excellent build and I too love the spalted maple

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 02:24 AM

Agreed with above….love that spalted maple….excellent work

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 02:44 AM

I’m in agreement. Very nice piece!

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 03:21 AM

Very nicely done—from the choice of wood to the design with an offset handle, all very nice!

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 04:13 AM

Beautiful box Jack…the spalting looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 04:38 AM

Great-looking box. The curving on the top flows well and the handle looks nice where it is. How do you like the spray-on felt?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 09:16 AM

I never get tired of looking at these…. great job and some beautiful wood, just love that maple!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 12:03 PM

Awesome and I agree with all the above comments.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#10 posted 08-13-2013 01:27 PM

Very nice.
Just thinking about the offset handle. I am right handed and I would prefer the handle on the left so I could use my left hand to open the lid and use my dominant right hand to grab whatever is inside. So I believe this is definately a box for a left handed person. ..........Am I over-thinking this?
Anyway, big thumbs up, well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 08-13-2013 02:45 PM

I am right Handed and use my left to lift and right to reach.
I love the Box BTW and always appreciate Andy style boxes.

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#12 posted 08-13-2013 06:10 PM

Very nice wood selection and design!

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#13 posted 08-13-2013 10:24 PM

Wow that’s beautiful!

I’ve seen a couple of this style where the wood is wavy like that. Can you tell me how you go about doing this?


-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#14 posted 08-14-2013 12:23 AM

Very nice looking box, I especially like the scalloped base. The spalted medallion adds a classy touch.
Thanks for sharing…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#15 posted 08-14-2013 12:32 AM

wow killer box really nice :))

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