Figured Myrtlewood and Jatoba

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-28-2015 07:52 PM 3361 views 2 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another “Jerry Hinge” box with some quilted Myrtlewood that Robert Triplett sent me a long time ago. Dimensions: 12” x 7 1/2” x 4”. Raised panel was done on the tablesaw. Finished with rubbed on shellac.

This was supposed to be a “wedding box” for my youngest daughter’s upcoming wedding but I have another one in progress that might get the nod instead. We’ll see…...

The pictures do not do justice to the amazing curl in that myrtlewood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 07:55 PM

That is really nice…! Whatever your daughter ends up getting as a wedding gift, be it this box or something else will be a great treasure.

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 08:00 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 08:07 PM

I am eager to see what does get the ‘nod’! Excellent use of the wood- the Jotoba frames the Myrtlewood very well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 08:17 PM

Nicely done.

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

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 08:39 PM

Beautiful wood, and of course great box. Your work is always top quality.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 08:52 PM

Very interesting and well executed!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 05-28-2015 09:01 PM

Really beautiful Andy! I gotta get busy and make something like that.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 09:15 PM

Gorgeous! Love the hinges.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 09:43 PM

It’s great Andy. You seem to be doing pretty good at that finish.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 05-28-2015 09:47 PM

Another real beauty Andy. You are really getting the Jerry hinge down well….what a great design detail. And of course the wood and finish…..great!

I too am curious to see what your daughter ends up with!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 09:54 PM

WOW Andy not only did you do a great job, but that wood is outstanding. :)

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 05-28-2015 09:59 PM

very beautiful andy, a very clean cut box with some awesome wood used that top is really striking, if and when i get back in the shop i have some boxes to do and want to start using this hinge, great job.

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

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#13 posted 05-28-2015 10:01 PM

Terrific work. You did great justice to a beautiful piece of wood.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 05-28-2015 10:02 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments.

The ‘alternate wedding box’ has been fighting me a bit but I think I’m winning (I didn’t pick easy woods).

Robert, It too has one of your gifts incorporated in it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 05-28-2015 10:43 PM

You sure do make some nice looking boxes…..I’m going to have to get in a boat and come down and get some lessons one of these days! Hope you aren’t floating away down there. Jim

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