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Project by Andy posted 04-25-2014 01:03 AM 9385 views 25 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my 9 year old granddaughter LeAnne.
Body- maple
Lid- Claro walnut
Splines- Bloodwood
Handle- Bloodwood, Maple, Wenge
Divider- Maple slats with a bloodwood disc set into walnut, it slides side to side.
Brass pins were used for the hinges
Lacquer finish, semi-gloss
Velvet liner
It is about 9’’ x 5’’ x 2 1/2’‘

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

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 05:55 PM

Removable insert and brass pin hinges. I like it…...............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 06:19 PM

another excellent work andy

always so inspiring

thanks for showing
and teaching

(you must be the one
that gets all the choice woods
from Cook Woods in klamath falls
every time i look at their stuff
the best says SOLD ) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 06:19 PM

You make awesome projects Andy, thanks for


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#4 posted 04-20-2014 06:20 PM

Hello Andy

All your boxes are really fantastic and as usual you make an excellent work

I love them

How many time to make this one ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 06:28 PM

Thank you all.
Patron- Actually I have never heard of them. I know a little old man that had a saw mill at one time and some of my stuff comes from his private stash. The majority is from the local lumber yards, I just pick through the odd looking pieces whenever I stop in.
Diggerjack- I don’t know, maybe 8-10 hours spread out over several weeks, working on it a few minutes here and there.

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

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 06:31 PM

beautiful box andy, i love walnut as most know, but the claro sure has a beauty that is hard to beat, a beautiful mixture of woods here, i would have to say as hardwoods go, after walnut, its maple hands down…as always, i’m never disappointed.

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 06:34 PM


I am amazed each time you post one of your beautiful box’s. The craftsmanship is beyond great… Very very nice. I am sure your granddaughter with love this and it will become an heirloom.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 06:38 PM


I have a lot of respect for all your work and projects

8-10 hours to make this boxe : all is in the detail and the patience

Thanks to share all your talent

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 06:40 PM

Hey Andy, haven’t been online much but had to comment on this one…... Just absolutely beautiful! THIS is another one of my favorites from you.
Beautiful choice of wood, the sculpturing is simple, yet the box with the beautiful lift and the detailed dividers adds a sense of complexity, not to much, just perfect! Love It !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 06:45 PM

very unique piece, beautiful work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#11 posted 04-20-2014 07:06 PM

This is an amazing piece, I love looking at your work, wishing I could do something like that… Thanks for sharing.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 04-20-2014 08:01 PM

What is it with box makers? Every time I turn around, one of you raises the bar.

Andy – the box is a stunning masterpiece. Such intricate and precise craftsmanship deserves thunderous applause.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 04-20-2014 08:10 PM

Andy is ALWAYS raising the bar whenever he makes another box…
... true ‘poetry in motion’...

Another very beautiful box, Andy!

Thank you for sharing.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#14 posted 04-20-2014 08:27 PM

A truly lovely little box ,very well thought out and executed.Also very artistic and pleasing to the eye. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 04-20-2014 08:36 PM

Andy this is superb. It looks like it just came out of a Whitman’s Sampler candy box. Amazing work! You are an inspiration to all of us.

-- Big Al in IN

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