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Project by grizzman posted 03-27-2014 10:44 PM 2124 views 7 times favorited 67 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#1 posted 03-27-2014 10:47 PM

Bob,

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 10:49 PM

Beautiful!

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 10:50 PM

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

Sheila

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 10:50 PM

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

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 10:52 PM

Beautiful Grizz Man.

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 10:58 PM

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…

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

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#7 posted 03-27-2014 11:03 PM

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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#8 posted 03-27-2014 11:09 PM

Beautiful work grizz. Great design and color.

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

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#9 posted 03-27-2014 11:13 PM

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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#10 posted 03-27-2014 11:13 PM

Just stunning! Beautiful all the way around.

TZH

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 11:27 PM

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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#12 posted 03-27-2014 11:28 PM

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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#13 posted 03-27-2014 11:30 PM

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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#14 posted 03-27-2014 11:42 PM

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 : )

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#15 posted 03-27-2014 11:46 PM

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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