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Project by Andy posted 07-17-2018 07:11 PM 3013 views 12 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was designed to hold folding knives.
I sell many of my boxes through a small gallerie in Jacksonville Oregon, called the Carefree Buffalo. They offer a selection of collectable knives that are not only quite functional, but are Art pieces as well. A discussion with the owner made me aware of the lack of quality wooden boxes on the market to house a collectors knives. I decided to design a few and they sold immediately….so I decided to make a few more.
The dividers can be removed as desired and the boxes can then be used to hold watches, jewelry, etc.

This one features walnut sides with figured myrtlewood for the lid and front & rear panels. The lid was textured by hand.
The dividers are also walnut. The bottom is lined with buffalo hide. The exposed pins are wenge.
The finish is semi-gloss lacquer. The hinges are 1/8 brass rod.

Thank you for looking.

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

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#1 posted 07-17-2018 07:16 PM


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

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#2 posted 07-17-2018 07:16 PM

Unique design Andy ,seems like you have found a nitch in the market that is crying out for your talent.


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#3 posted 07-17-2018 07:17 PM

Stunning box with such a fitting name.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 07:20 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing that you do sell them. I’m hoping someday to make some boxes for sale.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#5 posted 07-17-2018 07:26 PM

Really nice box, that Myrtlewood is an eye catcher. I mostly like you have found an unfilled need, and exploited it to your advantage. That makes for winner winner, somebody owes you a chickun dinner.

Great job, Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 07-17-2018 07:26 PM

Great choice of wood.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 07-17-2018 07:34 PM

There is no end to your creative genius

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 07:36 PM

thats a beautiful display box andy quite fit to house a collection of knives.ill have to stop in and check out that gallerie the next time im in jacksonville,ive got a brother living in grants pass so i visit there.when my dad retired there i had a nice supply of mrytle wood,gorgeous stuff.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 07-17-2018 08:38 PM

Andy, what a beautiful wood combination. This is a straight-forward, professional design with very utilitarian features inside and out. A box like this should sell well in a gallery and buyers will be proud to display their collections in such an elegant setting. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 07-17-2018 09:34 PM

Hey Andy,

Every time your name pops up in my email I get a little excited. LOL! As mentioned above great finding a niche. As Al says very utilitarian features. Which is a necessity for a knife box. This is an outstanding example.

Thanks for the Backstory!

I am always commenting when talking about how a box is more than a box and how I learned that here following You, Greg and Al. I also talk about how you explore the Art form and how you push the boundaries making art and function follow form.

It’s a great box and I’d like to see more of your creativity that has been a motivation for me.

Hope you’re enjoying the change in career.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 07-17-2018 09:44 PM

Excellent production, clean and simple with lots of character!

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#12 posted 07-17-2018 10:02 PM

Beautiful work, as all your work is! I, too, get excited when I see you have a new project. All your work is very inspiring.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#13 posted 07-17-2018 10:32 PM

Beautiful box. I have a plate made from myrtle wood that my mother received as a wedding present over 60 years ago – it is a very attractive wood. If you want to expand your business you might show your boxes to a few high end jewelry stores – I used to work in one and customers ALWAYS asked where they could find really high quality jewelry boxes, but did not know who to recommend and galleries around here do not normally represent wood artists.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 07-17-2018 10:58 PM

Oh YEAH… as Satchmo would have said!!

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

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#15 posted 07-17-2018 11:07 PM

Beautiful work as always !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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