AndySuisekiCrashman Birthday Art Box

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Project by crashman posted 04-03-2014 01:23 AM 1379 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, First off thanks to Lumber Jocks Andy & HybridWoodworker for ideas & inspiration for this project, of course I combined a few of my own thoughts to the project. This is for my Grandson Jack’s 7th birthday. He likes rocks, collecting & Grandpa Jack’s Art Boxes so this fits the bill pretty well. The box is made from Purple Heart & Hard Maple, with a polished piece of Brazilian Quartz inlaid in the lift off lid which also functions as the handle. The measurements are 12×7 and 3 3/4 in tall. Finished with Deft rattle can satin lacquer & rubbed down with steel wool. The last photo is Grandpa Jack with little Jack & the only thing he asked me for, for his birthday, a “wind up” tape measure?? He has always liked Grandpa’s tools especially tape measures. Thanks for looking…................................Grandpa Jack Stay tuned Grandson Sam’s birthday is next week.

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 04-03-2014 01:25 AM

wow, that is beautiful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 01:29 AM

Very nice gift for that young man. Looks like he will be your friend forever. Nice work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 01:56 AM

Beautifully crafted !.....Thank you for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 02:04 AM

Love the shaping, the inlay and that color. Wow, nice job.
Thanks for the nod.

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

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 02:08 AM

Ya got him hooked! nice work! Loos like a cake. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 02:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting, makes me want to give it a shot

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 02:22 AM

This looks sooo nice, how do you make boxes like this? What tools do you need?

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 04:24 AM

Awesome box. Nice carvings.

That great birthday present.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 04-03-2014 07:25 AM

Amazing GrandPa nice job wondering your secret? Do you start with a square box and carve the waves into it?

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#10 posted 04-03-2014 07:51 AM

Very beautiful. Masterpiece.

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#11 posted 04-03-2014 08:22 AM

One word…Unique!

Really beautiful, thanks so much for sharing. It will no doubt be handed down through generations.

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#12 posted 04-03-2014 10:14 AM

Man this is a real beauty! Love the colors and shape… great work!!!!!!!

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

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#13 posted 04-03-2014 10:56 AM

Beautiful box, you did an awesome job on it…well done.

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

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#14 posted 04-03-2014 11:11 AM

Always like to see unique combinations of wood with other materials. Great job all around.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#15 posted 04-03-2014 12:20 PM

Very slick. Bet he loved it.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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