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"Serengeti" a sculpted box

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Project by Andy posted 08-24-2013 07:45 PM 2588 views 8 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was commissioned by Danielle to hold a Kalimba, an African thumb piano, see here.

http://hughtracey.com/
The body is Mahogany
The lid is quilted Western Big Leaf Maple
Handle is Black Palmwood
Wenge accents
Walnut stripes
Brass pins for the hinges
Lacquer finish
Crushed velvet liner

I messed up and didn’t allow enough inside clearance and the lid set down onto the keys,...not good.
So I routed a recess and painted it black, then took scraps and set them into this well and poured epoxy to fill it up. I then ground it down in a free form manner with my angle grinder and Foredom, then sanded it all smooth. Nice save!

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 07:58 PM

wow andy, another perfect and beautiful box, custom to the desires of a wonderful client, i love the whole thing, every detail. they all make up one beautiful box, bravo.

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

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 08:02 PM

Nicely designed and built Andy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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

Andy your the master of new box designs,always unique and beautiful,this box is a work of art,Fantastic job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 08-24-2013 08:11 PM

Hi Andy!

Good to see you again!

You have NOT lost it… Your magic Touch, that is… :)

An absolutely gorgeous, wonderful, fantastic, box!

New things that I have seen you do… as well as some old…

A Super GREAT BOX!

Thank you very much for sharing it with us!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 08-24-2013 08:12 PM

LOL! Nice save indeed! Must be nice to be so gifted

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 08-24-2013 08:15 PM

This is a case where the “save” actually turned out to be a great addition to the project. Beautiful, Andy!

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

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 08-24-2013 09:05 PM

Very nice Andy and save.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gbear

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#8 posted 08-24-2013 09:55 PM

I have to agree with CharlieM1958…this “save” enhanced the look of the interior…like little notes of music
floating in there. Nice work again Andy but then I never doubted you!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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sras

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#9 posted 08-24-2013 09:55 PM

Another winner! The inside of the lid is a great example of what might have been considered by some to be firewood time can become the best feature.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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donjoe

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#10 posted 08-24-2013 10:14 PM

Another beautiful box from the master. First time to see black palmwood. Wonderful creation Andy.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 08-24-2013 10:17 PM

Nice box as always Andy but oh those details!
You are so good with the little extras.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 08-24-2013 11:19 PM

Really nice box Andy…looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Allens

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 12:46 AM

Wow, That inside lid is awesome!! They look like a bunch of candy’s. Another sweet Job Andy.

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 01:26 AM

Unreal craftsmanship. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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tinnman65

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 01:50 AM

Another very fine looking box and yes a “Nice Save” !

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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