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Blog entry by Andy posted 05-26-2010 06:33 PM 9396 reads 12 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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The first Art Box I completed and later posted was “Rachels Box”. I wasnt sure how it would be received, but it was a big hit right off the line. It just recently topped over 10,000 views and is the most viewed box on LJ. Wow!

Its popularity and the ones that followed were what motivated me to post the tutorial which was a help to many.

I still get mail asking about this style of box and how to make them, so I thought this would be a good way to say thanks, and answer those inquiries by directing them to these links. Also, take a look at many of the great versions that our fellow Jocks have created, I too have got some new ideas from their work.

Thanks to all of you for making my boxes so popular. I hope that they continue to inspire woodworkers to try not only shaping but taking chances, thinking outside the box :-)

Here are some great versions, some of these members have made more than one, so take a look at their sites:
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-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 05-26-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks Andy for providing us all with inspiration from your fine work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-26-2010 06:41 PM

You have to subtract all the views you did looking to see how many views since you viewd it last. You maybe the only viewer.

Seriously you do great work and everybody sees your name with a new post and they know their going to see something good.

Thanks Andy for the lovely work.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 05-26-2010 06:46 PM

I see I need a new tool; the jet buffer like you have. Do you like yours? If you were buying a new one would you get a different model?

-- Joe Cool

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 07:01 PM

Fantastic Andy, I can only imagine soon that it will become 20,000 views…...

I love all of your boxes and can’t wait to see your next creation.
One of these days I really will “try” to make an “Andy” box !

Sorry we missed you going through Oregon, hope we might meet another time when we come through.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 07:10 PM

That’s amazing. You have inspired many of us!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 07:28 PM

You have quite a few projects near the top of the most viewed list. A tribute to their beauty and your artistry.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-26-2010 07:36 PM

Hey Andy!

You’ve been happily BUSY!

... we’ve been happily BUSIER! :)

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 05-26-2010 08:04 PM

Thank you Andy for your inspiration and absolutely wonderful tutorials. I am flattered and humbled to be listed as one of your examples; as I am only the “grasshopper” you are truly the master.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#9 posted 05-26-2010 08:11 PM

I am another woodworker who greatly appreciates the great and outstanding box creations you have posted. You have inspired me to create a new style of boxes. I find it a nice change of pace from the physically larger pieces I have built. I look forward to your future designs. . I can put things into wood but do not have that talent to put things into writing as you do with your exceellent tutorials..
Thanks! Your efforts and sharing are extrremely appreciated…

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#10 posted 05-26-2010 08:24 PM

Congratulations, Andy. You produce some really fine work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 05-26-2010 08:56 PM

I’ve drooled over “Andy” boxes many times – One day I’ll try one


-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#12 posted 05-26-2010 09:21 PM

Congratulations Andy! Beautiful boxes!

-- Chris Adkins,

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#13 posted 05-26-2010 09:38 PM

Congratulations Andy! Rachel’s box is at the top because, well, that’s where it deserves to be. Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial and the eagerness to help with all of the questions. I certainly couldn’t have made mine without your help. You are an inspiration to many!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 05-26-2010 09:41 PM

This epitomises the true meaning of being a LumberJock..
And as Todd Clippinger is fond of quoting..
“Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge”

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#15 posted 05-26-2010 09:41 PM

Congratulations Andy and once again, thanks for all your educational blogs, encouragement and designs. As someone who has copied your work on at least two occassions, I am very grateful. I not only have learned a great deal, I have turned out some much appreciated work…all thanks to you.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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