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The last box I posted was to be a wedding box for my youngest daughter but my wife was concerned that it was too small so I made a bigger one. Now she can pick the one she wants!

This one is elm milled from my place with a slice of Madrone burl (gift from Robert Triplett) inlaid in the top. It has a "Jerry Hinge" of elm (these get easier with each build). Dimensions: 14 1/2×8 1/2×4 3/4". I applied a very light application of MW Cherry stain to accentuate the grain. Finished with rubbed on shellac.

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Andy,

It's a winner. I'l bet they want both? LOL!
 

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Andy you constantly amaze me with your taste, flair for design, skill and creativity. Great job on that hinge, it's really perfectly executed.
 

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Fantastic work!
 

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That is a great looking box. The insert is special. It's her wedding, give her both.
 

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Your wife is right, but I like the other one too. Nice job on the inlay.
 

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I would feel a bit saddened if my wife was wrong about the box being too small so I would give them both boxes.. His and hers! Nice work on both boxes nevertheless!
 

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Don't give her a choice, unless you're willing to give her both! Beautiful, Andy! I'd have a tough time choosing, for sure. Wish I could see it in person. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to your daughter (on the wedding, too).
 

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Um… yeah…. I can only echo what all the others have stated!!!

Beautiful wood….
Creative design….
Excellent execution….
Yup, it's an Andy Original!!!
 

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It's beautiful Andy. I like them both, but this one even more. What will they put in it? I made one, but they wanted to put a bottle of wine in it along with letters to each other that they would open years in the future while they drank the wine. Hopefully a wine that got better with age.
 

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Beautiful, Andy. I gotta come see you one day and get some of that elm. I'd like to try using it…
 

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Another stunning piece, Andy! Maybe keep the smaller one for the next grand young'un??
 

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How cool is that inlay !! That is a great step in your work Andy. Beautiful box. She's got a tough choice!
 

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Wow Andy. It will be hard to choose between the two. VERY nice job.
 

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Now one that would hold a bale of hay might be the right size. But, then the question becomes a round or square bale. Naw, just kidding. That's one good looking box. She will love both of them. :)
 

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Very cool. Your work is better than ever.
 

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Thanks for all the kind words. Never considered the "his and hers" wedding box thing. That may be the solution (as long as they agree on who gets which one!).

Gary, Come any time and I'll load you up.
 

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Nice Box Andy,
Long way from church pew benches. ;)
 

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Amazing grain, expertly worked. I wouldn't want to make that choice!
 
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