Turtle box

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Project by LMJ posted 08-10-2019 02:40 PM 660 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a figured box on the site about a year ago and thought I would give it a shot. Took a lot of sanding to get this one done but finally got through it. Purpleheart and spalted maple jewelry box. Fun and interesting build. Roughed out with angle grinder and Dremel tool and finished with a whole lot of hand sanding. Had to do two, of course, one for each daughter, so that one is posted next.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#1 posted 08-10-2019 02:47 PM

Beautiful. Not sure I would have the patience for all that sanding.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 08-10-2019 03:08 PM

Beautiful box. What are the dimensions and what did you use for the lining? Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 08-10-2019 03:30 PM

that’’s a lot of box and lot more planning – beautiful

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 08-10-2019 05:33 PM

You did well on this. I think you accomplished what you were after. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 08-10-2019 05:43 PM

Wow that’s really great.

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#6 posted 08-10-2019 10:49 PM

Thanks jocks! A whole lot of patience in this one. Leaf, it’s 12×7x5.5 tall. Bottom is lined with heavy black felt.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#7 posted 08-11-2019 12:57 PM

love it!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 08-11-2019 02:31 PM

My fingers act just thinking about the sanding! I always loved the shaping Andy does on his boxes, yours are on my list of examples!

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#9 posted 08-11-2019 05:25 PM

Similar to the other box, but I can clearly see a common snapper’s back in this top. Even before I read the text I thought Turtle Back. Again the mirror and well appointed interior. Another winner.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 08-17-2019 01:58 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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