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Blog entry by Andy posted 07-06-2010 04:48 PM 7499 reads 19 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The tutorial has been read 84,000 times.

I am reworking and rethinking the tutorial. Stay tuned.


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

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 04:56 PM

andy ,

you deserve all the thanks and credit that your work ,
and your heart have to receive .

thank you for being who and what you are !

the best in all you do .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 05:04 PM

A very diplomatic request to an oft-recurring problem. Thanks for re-posting, Andy.


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#3 posted 07-06-2010 05:14 PM

Good post Andy and you are so right…........ I have seen many “Andy boxes” and shamefully as you say, no credit given. With the time and effort that you put into your blogs and I am sure you have answered many pm’s with questions, you deserve alot of credit. I for one surly do appreciate what you have given and as soon as time permits, I want to put your instructions to use and create my own “Andy box”...... with much credit to the person that deserves it!!!

Thanks for reposting the link

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 05:16 PM

Your boxes are the best Andy, the least someone can do is give you credit and thanks for your fantastic design and giving attitude.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 05:17 PM

Your tutorial has been an inspiration to many of us. Congratulations for the 40,000 readers who have read it. I most certainly can be counted in those numbers. I have made about a dozen boxes after seeing your posts.
My wife keeps suggesting I make a bookshelf to keep them on in one location.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again… Thanks !
Looking forward to your next box…

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#6 posted 07-06-2010 05:31 PM

Congrats Andy! And don’t forget that your boxes are perfect match for our current Summer Awards Fluidity topic ;)

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#7 posted 07-06-2010 05:31 PM

Andy with this many responses to your amazing tutorial I believe you should seriously consider have a book published. I’m sure it would be a hit and credit to your skill of box making…BC

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 05:37 PM

Personally I don’t call them “Art boxes” anymore. They are “Andy boxes”.

I totally agree with you Andy, if someone copies or are inspired by something it should be acknowledged.

I also agree with blackcherry about looking into a book. If your interested in that I think you could pull it off.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 05:42 PM

Andy, there are so many ways you could have phrased this…

You are a class act and a gentleman.
You are an amazing artist and so generous in sharing your detailed tutorial.
You deserve recognition and respect for all of the above.

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#10 posted 07-06-2010 05:52 PM

I totally agree with you there Andy. Acknowledgement should always be given when the project is strongly inspired by another’s work and none deserve it more than you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 06:21 PM

As someone who has reproduced a couple of your boxes, I am very thankful for all your tutorials and I say Amen.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 08:01 PM

I wonder if Maloof felt that same way. So many times people don’t give credit to the mind that saw something no one else ever could. Maybe it’s a complement to be so inspired by your creation that they just want to be YOU. It will never happen. Anyone can be a craftsman, the mind of an artist, that’s a gift from God! It’s a pleasure to be in your company….........

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#13 posted 07-06-2010 08:05 PM

Thanks for the support.
I get a fair amount of mail from new members looking for answers and it would help them out if everyone who posts a box, include the link to the tutorial.
Dont get me wrong, I dont mind answering questions, but often the link is what is needed.
If you dont find your answer, then feel free to drop me a line.

I will look into having a book made, but no promises :-)

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

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 09:45 PM

Andy: Thanks for the tutorial. Some day I’ll get around to making some boxes and I hope I link to you, because they are tryly beautiful and graceful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 07-06-2010 10:55 PM

I can’t think of anything to say that has not already been said above. I really appreciate your time so generously given to others. Your work is extraordinary and I personally appreciate viewing it.

Thank you and all of the others that have so willingly given of your time so that others could gain from your experience and talent.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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