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this box was pure joy and fun, as its been awhile since i did a box, Ive called this a secretary's box because i intend it to be a place for my nephew to put his bills and a place to keep his stamps, This box is made with 10 different wood species, the main body of the box is Mimosa wood, isn't it just beautiful, then the framing of the box and the bottom are walnut, the pen holder is red cedar and the top of the pen holder area is crotch walnut, and the bottom of the pen area is sweet gum, the top of the box is red cedar and the center panel is maple that i won from Oregon burls, i did an epoxy inlay with my nephews initials in it, that is made from blood wood and the heart is maple, there is a heart as his last name is Hartley, and his first name is shawnn, the hinges on the side are spalted oak and are pinned with 1/8 brass rods, the lift on the box is made from three woods, the main wood is Tasmanian eucalyptus burl , with poplar on the very top and on the back side is mahogany , it is glued and pinned with brass rod, it is sanded to 400 grit and finished with BLO. i cant wait for him to get this along with the chess board i just posted, thanks so much for looking and your comments, grizzman. by the way the beautiful pen here was made by our very own trublue, his work with pens is down right beautiful,thanks again Tim.

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Beautiful wood. Beautiful box.
 

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Wow Grizz this is a great box each one you make grows in sophistication,detail and workmanship. Very Cool.
 

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All I can say is Shawn's a lucky guy!
 

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This is Gorgeous, Grizz!!
I really love the way you made the hinges.
 

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Great job Grizz!
 

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Excellent work Grizz
 

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That is one beautiful box, Grizz. Mimosa is some beautiful wood. Too bad people, in our area, don't appreciate it more.

It would be great if you have some in process photos. A blog of the assembly process would be great.
 

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A real beauty Grizz.
 

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Hey grizz… you is having way too much fun…. that's for sure…
 

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That's my kind of box! Beautiful wood that you showed of by your clean, simple design. Great job!
 

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Beautiful job and box. This is a work of art and should be appreciated. Its work like this that makes woodworkers stand out. We have a lot of masters of the trade here on LJ.
thanks for sharing.
 

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Love the wood combinations and the insert. This will be so useful for someone graduating from college… they have lots of bills!
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Lovely figured timber Grizz made into a very nice box indeed, well done
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Lotta love in that box. Nice work on this!
 

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Your nephew will enjoy displaying such a beautiful box as well as getting plenty of use from it. Nice work!
 

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Man Overboard !!

You really went…. the extra mile on this one Griz. OK, not overboard but right to the line.
She's a real beauty. You are one fine uncle.
 

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Beautiful work, love the mixture of woods
 
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