Petrified Forest

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Project by Andy posted 11-23-2014 05:09 PM 3156 views 16 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box, this one is a very light Walnut.
The four panel medallion set into the lid is made from thin slices of Cocobolo and bordered with Maple and Bloodwood. Getting the corners tight is always tedious…these came out nice!
I added a piece of Bloodwood to the Black Palm handle to tie it all together.
The tray is one I showed awhile back, I call them tide pool trays for some reason :-) is from a nice piece of figured Myrtlewood.
Finish is 1300 coats of wet sanded Acrylonium mixed with Unobtanium and imported from a secret Tibetan laboratory. (actually its Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer)

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 05:28 PM

Lovely box. Uniquely yours, tasteful and well crafted. No one does the sculpted box better than you do. You achieve a balance and “oneness” that others often try to imitate, but never quite get there. I can always easily pick out an original “Andy” box. The woods and colors complement each other rather than fight with each other. I like your work a lot. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 05:41 PM

With each of your piece I become more impressed. Job well done as always.

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 05:43 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 05:44 PM

an andy box is a BRAND!

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 06:14 PM


That is eye candy on steroids!

Beautiful design and craftsmanship!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 11-23-2014 06:15 PM

What a beautiful box, absolutely Stunning!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 11-23-2014 06:31 PM

Another favorite. Your work has inspired so many people. You are living the dream.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 11-23-2014 06:39 PM

You have such an eye for shape and color – pure mastery!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-23-2014 06:43 PM

well this is another beauty andy, it sweeps you off your named it appropriately and to me this is a 5 star box. im going to be making some boxes for my family, and i can use some inspiration, fantastic box., i really think they should be called something else..there way to nice to be called a BOX, what could be a good name for something so beautiful…ill keep trying to come up with a better name…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 11-23-2014 06:44 PM

This is a real BEAUTY! Nice design with some extraordinary detail.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 11-23-2014 07:33 PM

Another sweet looking box Andy…you know I love all your work (because I’ve copied enough of it!!).
I really like the tide pool tray and the wood combos! I’m still searching for that Acrylonium mixed with Unobtanium…I’m going to find it!!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 11-23-2014 07:40 PM

I’ve missed these lately. This one is just wonderful and so obviously yours.
You have a very special way with wood, grain, colours, and composition completely separate from your actual woodworking skills that make your boxes the real art that they are.

Thanks Andy

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#14 posted 11-23-2014 07:51 PM

Andy! That is a beautiful box! I love the design and the wood is magnificent. 1300 coats must be the trick. Congrats.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#15 posted 11-23-2014 07:52 PM

Lovely, and really impressive that you went all the way to Tibet for the secret finish details, at least in your mindful mind.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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