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Project by Andy posted 05-07-2019 09:55 PM 2079 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked if I could make a last minute box to be given as a gift.
The catch was that I only had 24 hours to design and build it.
I like a challenge so I dropped everything and got to work.
The customer was wanting something pretty simple, and no dividers, so I scratched my head and came up with this.
I barely delivered it in time….whew!

The sides are a very dark White Oak
The lid is from one piece of quilted Western Maple
The handle is Paduak
The feet are walnut with a Paduak rail, this can be seen in photo 4
The lining is Buffalo hide
Brass pins were used for hinges
Finish is semi-gloss Lacquer

Thanks for looking!

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

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 10:01 PM

Another great box Andy, amazing you could do it in a day. Is the white oak naturally that color?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 10:18 PM

WOW! In 24 hours! Did you use some of that time to sleep? Did you have all the material already? You are one amazing guy! To get something this nice done so quickly with your level of perfection is only done by a master.
Just beautiful work as always!

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

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 10:24 PM

Andy, lovely box. I would guess the sides are bog oak. I love the colors. Necessity is often the Mother of Invention. Nice that lacquer dries so quickly. A day to make a box is a tough ask. Four days was the quickest I could do, and I only did that one time. I like the title as well (and the song). Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 05-07-2019 10:32 PM




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

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#5 posted 05-07-2019 10:49 PM

24 hours per masterpiece. Only Andy! (And Gorgeous, as usual!)

-- “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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#6 posted 05-07-2019 11:19 PM

Great result no matter how much time you took. Lots of wow factor.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#7 posted 05-07-2019 11:23 PM

id say you work pretty good under pressure,that is a gorgeous box andy.

-- 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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#8 posted 05-07-2019 11:26 PM

Working under pressure is good for you once in a while. Makes all of those little electrons buzzzzzzz. It’s when you try it for weeks on end, you tend to fall down.

Like the box, it’s as masculine a box as I’ve seen here with that Buffalo hide. The woods, and the colors they bring to bear work well.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-07-2019 11:33 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind remarks, glad you like it!

Bobasaurus- yes, the darkest I have ever seen and very heavy!
Tony- the side lumber was already milled, thats it.
@ Big Al- it came from a local pallet so its doubtful though similar in color.

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

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#10 posted 05-07-2019 11:48 PM

excellent work as always andy

you are going to have to make yourself a box

to keep all the A+ merits in

-- 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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#11 posted 05-07-2019 11:51 PM

Wow. Still crankin out great work!
Its been awhile since ive been on here i always try n look at your work keeps me inspired. Congrats on the success!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#12 posted 05-08-2019 12:16 AM

Outstanding!!!and in only 24 hours!!! Very nice job again Andy.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 05-08-2019 12:38 AM

That’s a nice box, did you make that in 3 eight hour days? Just kidding, you do great work.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#14 posted 05-08-2019 12:39 AM

And a great looking box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#15 posted 05-08-2019 12:52 AM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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