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  1. "Serengeti" a sculpted box

    This box was commissioned by Danielle to hold a Kalimba, an African thumb piano, see here. http://hughtracey.com/ The body is Mahogany The lid is quilted Western Big Leaf Maple Handle is Black Palmwood Wenge accents Walnut stripes Brass pins for the hinges Lacquer finish Crushed velvet liner I...
  2. 'Sunset' a box for Rachel

    This won Third place in this LJ contest. See it here http://lumberjocks.com/awards/winter_2008/results/5 Another of my designs, this one is for my daughter Rachel. No special occasion…I just love her a lot. This box is Maple with Bloodwood. I went pretty extreme on the shaping with the grinder...
  3. Music

    I was asked to make a box for a friend ( Ardel ) to hold her new hearing aids and this is what I came up with. It needed to be small enough to fit in a purse, but still managable for elderly hands. The lid split @ the hinge location on the first one, so I started over after salvaging the body. I...
  4. Northwest Territories - A Knife Collectors Box

    I have many of my boxes at the Carefree Buffalo, a high end gallery in Jacksonville Oregon. They sell many nice items, including collectable folding knives by William Henry that cost between $1K and $45K. I decided to design a few boxes to see if these knife collectors would be interested in...
  5. Martian Orbit

    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...
  6. BadLands

    I made this box for Alison, a friend that gives much of her time to helping others. The name came about from the patterns, grain and crevices in the ziricote medallion and handle has a picture of a mesa off in the distance. It was pretty punky so I dug out all the loose material and using CA, I...
  7. Marble Cake

    I made this box for a friend who is moving away. This is a Wing Box. Go here for more info https://www.lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/32388 Lids- I had this beautiful piece of walnut cut from the stump and added some shaping to accentuate the swirls. Handle- Black Palm Body- Leopardwood Feet-...
  8. "Autumn Sunset" a sculpted Watch Box

    This is a commissioned box to hold 8 wrist watches. It is bloodwood with a triptych panel of figured western maple bordered with wenge. The splines are wenge and maple. The handle is black palm. The dividers are maple with leopard wood caps. The finish is lacquer. The bottom is lined with black...
  9. Mystery

    This is my entry in the wooden jewelry contest. Its a brooch that is also a magnetic key to open the box. The box is locked when the brooch is in the face of the box.Turn the brooch and it releases the magnet from the spring loaded catch and allows you to pop it off and wear it. How it works...
  10. Rhythm

    I have been saving this piece of Myrtlewood for the right project and a Wing Box seemed to have the right proportions. I added accent strips to add detail and to fatten it up a little. Lid is Myrtlewood with Maple, Bubinga, Madrone of two colors and Wenge strips Body is Madrone Feet are Bubinga...
  11. Viper

    The combination of the snake skin pattern on the top panel and the subtle shaping on the front and sides made me think of a snake. Thats when I decided to accentuate that feeling by adding a serpent to the interior. I hesitated and reworked the pieces over and over because it kept coming across...
  12. Ripple

    I made this box for my 9 year old granddaughter LeAnne. Body- maple Lid- Claro walnut Splines- Bloodwood Handle- Bloodwood, Maple, Wenge Divider- Maple slats with a bloodwood disc set into walnut, it slides side to side. Brass pins were used for the hinges Lacquer finish, semi-gloss Velvet liner...
  13. Blogs
    How it started This blog will show progress on an ArtBox I am building for a client. In September I received an email from a gentleman named Sean asking if I was interested in making a custom box to display his wrist watch collection. I said I typically dont do commission work for several...
  14. Woodworking Skill Share
    Thought I would let all the lumber Jocks know that there is A George Nakashima exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle WA. It's a great show with lots to look at the only bad part is you cant take pictures.
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