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Blog entry by Andy posted 12-24-2009 05:13 PM 2785 reads 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I get many requests asking me to do a tutorial on several of my projects.
The most interest is in the following items :

This is the 4 ft version I made for one of the contests, but I made a 6 ft that I havent posted yet.
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#2-Art Boards
I think cutting boards have been covered pretty well lately, with some outstanding designs that I cant wait to try out for myself. My boards are less functional and more for display. They are pretty easy to make once you get started. They just require more self expression, the final design coming from the maker as it is being made.

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I am regularly answering mail ( and thats OK ) asking for more details on how I shape and finish them, how I select the combination of woods, and also on making dividers, especially the new ones.
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#4 Clocks
I have two that I designed and they both use spline joinery. One is a Mission style and the other an Art Deco style.

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I would enjoy sharing all of the design and build details on each one of these, but I just dont have enough time. I am currently working on something for the contest and I hope I meet the deadline this time :-)

So, what I am asking for once again is feedback from anyone listening.
I am offering to do another tutorial on whatever project I get the most votes on.

It will be based on the same format I used for the boxes….. just not so long. ( hopefully)

I have multiple versions of some of these projects, so please take a look at my projects page and make mention if you are interested in a specific design. (Art Boards for example)
Thanks for reading,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 05:23 PM

Hi Andy,
Thanks for offering this. I would be interested in the propeller. Thanks again.

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 06:51 PM

Your method on those cutting board designs would interest me, plus the boxes, of course. Thanks for so generously sharing, Andy.


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#3 posted 12-24-2009 07:31 PM

i like the art boards… but follow which ever you do

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 07:32 PM


I would be very interested in the clock first and then the art boards second. Thank you so much for wanting to do this. I am sure it is appreciated by all.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 07:43 PM

I looked over all your projects. I’ll cast a vote for the clocks – only because I am trying to pick one. Any of the above would be very interesting.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 07:44 PM

Decisions…decisions! Since I like all your work immensely, I’ll be watching whatever you do…boxes, art boards, clock. Thanks for sharing your talent.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 07:53 PM

First of all, thank you for generously offering to share your immense talents with us, your posts have always been inspirational and well detailed.

As for a vote….I would like to see boxes and then art boards….but I too will follow whichever is chosen….any of your posts are part of my selected reading….

Thanks again…happy holidays and a wonderful new year to you….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 12-24-2009 08:02 PM

Andy yes the Propeller please!! I’ve been wanting to build one for years but have never found any instructions to get me started!!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#9 posted 12-24-2009 08:37 PM

for this i would have to go with the clocks the boxes u can get an idea of what to do if u read the post u listed already,and put a spin of your own on it. i never seen the clock u listed so i would have to go with that the propeller and the cutting board i have no use for but i wouldn’t mind seeing the the cutting board done. thanks Andy for giving us the choice.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 12-25-2009 04:05 AM

I have been over and over your blogs on the boxes. It would be nice to have more on shaping and finishing.
The propeller is so cool I would like to see that presentation too.
I have special interest in airfoils. My first job was a Pratt & Whitney draftsman- on the airfoil team.
Can’t choose just one….sorry.
Whatever you do will be awesome !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#11 posted 12-25-2009 04:15 AM

All your work amazes me thanks Andy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 12-25-2009 07:00 AM

Andy, The generousity of your offer is very inspireing. You have invested a lot of time and effort to help all of us become better woodworkers. You are a true craftsman and artist.

Your tutorials are very informative and easy to follow. There have been several boxes done from your tutorial and they have all been great. What ever you decide to do will be widly recieved and appreciated by many. I leave the choice up to you.

Thank you again for takeing the time and effort to help all of us.

Merry Christmas and may the following year find you and yours well.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#13 posted 12-25-2009 03:54 PM

Coming from a guy who has about one millionth of your talent, I will greatly appreciate any tutorial you share.
I would like to try one of those cool clocks.

Thanks a bunch Andy.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#14 posted 12-25-2009 04:06 PM

Andy, the tutorial you did on the boxes was so good and easy to follow, that trust me, we will appreciate any one you decide and I know I will give it a try. What I lack in talent, I try to make up in passion. I really enjoy your projects and look forward to your next tutorial…........I know, I didn’t vote! 1. boards 2.clocks 3.another one on boxes and 4 propeller. ( I know we have a lot of pilots in LJ’s, so hope I didn’t upset anyone). LOL. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- John @

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#15 posted 12-30-2009 03:52 PM

Loved your art box tutorial. Very well done! All looks interesting, but I like the twist on the boxes best, boards second. Clocks look neat. Don’t know what I’d do with a propeller, but it looks cool, too!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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