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Project by Andy posted 08-05-2018 03:20 PM 3086 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this collectors box to hold folding knives or whatever….
The walnut dividers are removable if desired.

The body is Rosewood.
The lid is Walnut cut from the stump, the voids were filled with black epoxy.
The dividers are walnut.
The lining is Buffalo hide.
The dowel pins are wenge.
The disc is Black Palm with Maple and Paduak accents.
The finish is semi-gloss lacquer.
The hinges are brass pins.

I appreciate you’re taking a look ….. please leave any comments below.

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

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#1 posted 08-05-2018 03:24 PM


Fantastic is an inadequate word to describe this!

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

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#2 posted 08-05-2018 03:55 PM

Wow is right and amazing too! Andy your boxes are always so beautiful and so interesting. It’s like looking into the Grand Canyon!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 08-05-2018 05:11 PM

You are always so creative in your designs Andy, this box is no exception, very cool and as always super wood and workmanship. Beautiful!


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#4 posted 08-05-2018 05:30 PM

gorgeous work as always andy.that walnut lid is just killer.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-05-2018 06:14 PM

Beautiful! And my family wonders why I am so protective of the walnut trees in my back yard – because they might produce wood that looks like this.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 08-05-2018 06:27 PM

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#7 posted 08-05-2018 06:56 PM

Wow…the walnut on the lid is gorgeous! Nice design & great build.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#8 posted 08-05-2018 06:59 PM

What an outstanding box and the wood is wonderful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 08-05-2018 07:16 PM

_My day is made! Your previous box was extremely well done by the master, but this is an exceptional pallet of color and design.

Should move quickly.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 08-05-2018 07:49 PM

cant say anything that was not said already …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 08-05-2018 08:56 PM

That is really an outstanding piece, the colors of that wood are just beautiful!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#12 posted 08-05-2018 09:45 PM

I know I’m repeating what everyone else said, but that is an awesome box and the walnut makes it even better.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 08-05-2018 09:48 PM

SO Gorgeous!!! :-)

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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#14 posted 08-05-2018 09:49 PM

Like all have said, beautiful! That title made me think that it was a box by BritBoxMaker, at first.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#15 posted 08-05-2018 10:06 PM

This is outstanding! Fine work Andy and thank you for sharing this with all of us.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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