Murphy redesigned Butterfly Box

This is the box that Mark received. No it’s not book-matched! It’s my version of Intarsia. It is also fortuitous as a locking mechanism was suggested as he was going to keep his “treasures” in it. Found a butterfly hasp and I’d been playing with the top of the box and it looks like a butterfly to me. It has a leather bottom and it was made to his perameters.

Murphy was apparently going to teach me something as I* cut the bottom off the box in stead of the top! *Walked away for awhile and then did the “What if I….” technique.

He reported that his wife “Georgia was Gobsmacked!” I had to look that up. LOL!

He and I spoke today and he tells me it holds his favorite chess pieces and the timer and it sits on the mantel over his fire place.

Woods: walnut that i milled maple maple plywood leather

Tools: spline jig table saw thickness planer bandsaw

Tags: art box butterfly

Thomas J. Tieffenbacher/aka docSavage45


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a1jim ...

I like it cool box Tom.

kiefer ...

Fine piece of work Tom !
The lid is especially attractive and yes the hasp works perfectly with this box design.
Also a good recovery from cutting off the bottom that’s a way to make Murphy look .


Tom Tieffenbacher/aka DocSavage45 ...

Jim, Klaus,

Thanks for your support and inspiration. Mark has been there for me and an inspiration as well. I can call and talk about the problems of creating vs, machines breaking down…LOL! He’s pretty good at confronting my BS too! LOL

oldrivers ...

Great build good work.

Tom Tieffenbacher/aka DocSavage45 ...

oldrivers, and Bruce,

Thanks for checking it out. :)

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Murphy redesigned Butterfly Box