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this is a very special box i have made for a wonderful friend who lives in alaska, he looks into my account here so ive had to cover his name that i have inlayed into the top, so please excuse the tape, it is called waves of friendship because of the waves in the figured walnut and because of the special friendship i have with this person, i made this box from some beautiful walnut i had that came from the same board i made my desk from, , so the top is walnut and cypress and red cedar , and the end of each top piece is mahogany, the sides are mahogany and the inside is a piece of spalted pecan that i carved out, and it is secured into place with indian laurel,the lifts are spalted oak and indian laurel with a thin strip of bloodwood, i got the idea of this shape and design from our wonderful box maker Andy, and i thank him for inspiring me, the finish is a mix of danish oil,wax and thinner, it was applied with a piece of cut up sponge, left to dry for half a day and then buffed to a final gloss. thank you for any who take a look and for any comments made. grizzman

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





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 119 days ago

Bob,

The walnut is spectacular. Love the trays! :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bowtie

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#2 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 119 days ago

What beautiful work, Bob! I love your projects. He is a very lucky guy! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 119 days ago

OOOO Ahhhh
That’s amazing,beautiful wood and outstanding design 3 thumbs up :) can I borrow one of yours Tom :)

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Karson

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#5 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful Grizz Man.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 119 days ago

Awesome to say the least and darn that is one cool piece of walnut. The wood choices are so important and you hit the nail on the head with this onne Bob…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Andy

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#7 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful color combintation!
Nice tray too, thats some wild wood.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful work grizz. Great design and color.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#9 posted 119 days ago

Grizz, the walnut in the top is spectacular. That is the prettiest bottom I have seen inside a box. Do you need some type of stop to take the pressure off the hinges? Interesting combination of woods. I guess you have your new shop built. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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TZH

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#10 posted 119 days ago

Just stunning! Beautiful all the way around.

TZH

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 119 days ago

A really special one, Bob. I like it a lot. Great use of the various woods. And the interior bottom is a great idea, and really well done. One can do a lot worse than to pick up ideas from Andy.
Roger

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

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 119 days ago

Well done Brother! Beautiful wood selection!!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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lew

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#13 posted 119 days ago

Sweet looking box, Bob! I really like the way you formed the depressions on the inside, creating the divider. How ever receives this will cherish it forever!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 119 days ago

I love that figure in the top ! I’ve had a lot of Maple with it in it, but not so much Walnut. Great gift for your friend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 119 days ago

That is an awesome box Bob.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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