Another Andy Box

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Project by gashley posted 12-15-2014 03:40 PM 2224 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another of my Andy’s Art Boxes. As always – thanks to Andy for the wonderful design and inspiration.

This one is made from Sapele with Cocobolo accents. If you’ve never used this wood, it reminds me of working Mahogany and some of the pieces have some remarkable figure and chatoyance. They really do have a wonderful look when you get the light on them from different angles .

I like to do a real “wave” look with these boxes with some aggressive shaping. It’s messy as hell to do with a right angle grinder but goes pretty quickly. So far I haven’t destroyed one yet with the grinder. I didn’t want to do a center medallion top on this – I wanted the Sapele to be prominent so I just glued it up with some strips of Cocobolo for accent.

Simple ring tray for the top and a divider system for the bottom I saw Andy do once. I call it the “jewel” divider because it just uses a single small “jewel” of wood as the focal point with simple dividers around it. It actually fits in by friction and can be slid left or right in the box as needed.

-- Gary in OP

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 04:28 PM


-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 06:04 PM

You do beautiful work Gary. All your projects, both large and small, are exceptional. Keep up the fine work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 07:04 PM

Very nice Gary!
I agree, sapele has great figure and shimmer and is pretty easy to work with. This looks great without a panel, the lines work well. I like how you fit the handle, it adds a nice touch. Your divider and tray look perfect with this design, overall a very beautiful box.

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

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 09:15 PM

Gary, I would like to see you liven-up the design a little bit….............just kidding! , it’s beautiful…. ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#5 posted 12-17-2014 09:48 AM

Outstanding box, magnificant sculpturing. Box colour is great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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