"Maguro" in pink ivory, ebony, and curly maple.

Honduras rosewood, maple, ebony, pre-ban ivory

"Equinox" in mesquite, masur birch, jatoba, tagua nut, and ebony

Cufflink box in koa, curly maple, African blackwood and sapele

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Boxmaking can be a very fulfilling craft. There is a great deal of freedom in designing and building a box. Their small size helps them from being too overwhelming, and design constraints are minimal. This allows me to make almost anything I can imagine. I often come up with an idea as I'm drifting asleep. This usually means I end up staying awake all night getting my ideas on paper, fearing I'll forget it if I doze off.

I perdominantly use wood in the construction of my boxes. This is due to a combination of beauty and ease-of-working that is unique to timber. I always keep an eye out for a board or block that is particularly special. A unique piece of lumber is sometimes all the inspiration I need. I also incorporate other materials into my designs; metal, synthetics, and other organic materials can all contribute to the perfect finished box.

If you're interested in having a box made for you or a friend, please contact me.

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          Email: dobsonboxes@gmail.com                                      
PO Box 973 | Butte, MT 59703                               Phone: (360) 621-2389

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