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CanyonLands is the first in a series of boxes that will feature two new designs.

1-The first is the inset panel which wraps all four sides. I did this by routing a recess about 3/8’’ deep in the walnut and inserted solid myrtlewood about 7/16’’ thick. This allowed me to plane it all flat down to about 3/4’’ thick. Then I mitered the corners and assembled. I developed this technique and used it first on the Radio box , aka, “Circa 1936”, but I only inserted two panels of different woods in that box.
2-The second is what I call TIDE POOL trays. I first showed a sculpted tray in “Waves”, but these have live edges and are dished out for earrings,etc.. I leave space between for other bits and pieces. The black velvet, negative space accentuates the trays and the free form style. These are pinned in place, but the next ones will be held secure using super magnets, which will allow easy removal and a clean bottom.

Body is Walnut
Top and side panels- Figured Myrtlewood
Handle is Myrtlewood sandwiched between black palm and cocobolo end caps.
Tray is Myrtlewood
Corner inserts are stacked copper and brass
Finish is lacquer

Thanks for looking and taking time to post comments.

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

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#1 posted 310 days ago

Nice design, nice choice of materials, and exceptional detailing. The trays are a very attractive addition. I like this box a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 310 days ago

Andy, Love this box! wonderful woods, and the detailing is awesome. Again you have produced a true work of art ! Keep up the good work friend, you are an inspiration to those of us aspiring to reach new levels.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#3 posted 310 days ago

What an awesome looking box Andy…! The myrtlewood has a fantastic grain and your new design for the insets and trays cause it to really stand out…

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

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#4 posted 310 days ago

This is a beautiful box. I love the choice of woods and the way their colors accentuate each other. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 310 days ago

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! Woods, finish, style top shelf.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 310 days ago

Fantastic looking box. And you are exploring new ground with the Tide Pool trays. Those add so much.

Where do you get the wildly figured woods you use in so many of your boxes?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 310 days ago

Stunning. I wish I had just part of your creative talent, and craftsmanship. Such beautiful wood / features / style / finish. I’m glad you share your talent with us.

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

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#8 posted 310 days ago

you did it again.. another favorite !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 310 days ago

i agree with gary, stunning, this one really grabs me, i love the theme, canyonlands how so very cool is that, right up my alley, i will never be able to say enough about your boxes, to me you are a master boxman…no two ways about it…its for sure inspired me, ive got a box i want to do, and i hope you wont mind if i barrow just a hint of what you have done here, not that i could ever repeat your work….thanks andy, you made my day….

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

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#10 posted 310 days ago

Spectacular work and choice of materials

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 310 days ago

Absolutely stunning!!! I love the handle design. The wood selection is gorgeous as is the craftsmanship. What is the little medallion on the side? The overall design is wonderful but the interior is just terrific and different. You are an artiste’.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 310 days ago

Superb in every detail, Andy. The design is brilliant as well. Your work is always an inspiration to me!

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

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#13 posted 310 days ago

What beautiful work! Very well done indeed!

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

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#14 posted 310 days ago

Another GREAT box. Still impressed.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#15 posted 310 days ago

It doesn’t take more than a glance to know who made this.
That said, you can look for a long time before you stop seeing new delights.
Right, it’s one of Andy’s!
What an eye for beauty you have with the skills to execute your vision.
Great one Andy.

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

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