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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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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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More patience and skill than I got. Great job!
 
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Absolutely beautiful, Bob. I've always loved the work you do with complimentary colors of layers. What were the woods you used?
 

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I cant do proper joinery, my brain just cant plan far enough ahead. But the boxes test me every step of the way purely because i dont plan.
I started another project and the mrs said "whats it going to be?"
I answered "either a wall clock or a fruit bowl, I'll let you know when its finished".

Chessnut.... this one is layered walnut and bubinga with padauk drawer fronts.
 

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What a magnificent job, the only thing you could have done better would have been to take photographs showing HOW you made it.
 
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Absolutely a lovely box.
 
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I cant do proper joinery, my brain just cant plan far enough ahead. But the boxes test me every step of the way purely because i dont plan.
I started another project and the mrs said "whats it going to be?"
I answered "either a wall clock or a fruit bowl, I'll let you know when its finished".

Chessnut.... this one is layered walnut and bubinga with padauk drawer fronts.
I may not be able to sleep again until I’ve seen a wall clock that stores fruit, I can’t wait to see what it looks like. About the best compliment I can give you for your butterfly box is, the Missus is sitting next to me, saw it, and now wants one. Sure came out better than the corn hole game I made for my kid, but that was my first project, I expect a large learning curve. I like your process.
 
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