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This box has taken longer than any other I have made. It's fought me every step of the way and been so close to being scrapped so many times....

But its as finished as i can get it, and am not embarrased by it, so heres my latest.

Built of layers of walnut and bubinga. the drawer fronts are padauk.

Forgot to add dimensions; 10" wide x 6" high x 6" deep
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That is a really lovely little item. The layering and combination of woods is very attractive. A really special gift for someone special. No apologies needed Bob, any one of us would be proud to have produced such a terrific butterfly. I haven't produced a bandsaw box I'd post here, at least, not yet.

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What Tom said.

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Hi Bob, That is the best Butterfly Box.Congratulations for having the fortitude to finish it because it must have been a real "B"to make.James

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It was hard to make as I dont do any measuring, just work by hand and eye. And then of course I can reach a stage when I think "oops, wish I'd made a plan first". Many times with this one.
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Bob, you always amaze me with your workmanship and the beauty of your products. It is always a pleasure seeing what you have done next. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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Beautiful work. Results of your labor and frustrations are outstanding. Gorgeous box.
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May have fought you every step of the way Bob, however, the results speak for themselves.

Well done!
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Elegant! Beautiful work and choice of woods.
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More patience and skill than I got. Great job!
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