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Andy Art Box Attempt #1 "Ripples"

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Project by LukieB posted 01-14-2015 03:28 PM 5307 views 26 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I say attempt #1, because I really enjoyed this project and I’m working on a few more. A big thank you to Andy for his amazing instructional blog.

Body is walnut, “medallion” is quilted maple, and the handle is bloodwood. Splines are maple and bloodwood.

I pretty much followed Andy’s instructions the whole way, the only variation I added was the vertical splines that show on the top of the box. Definitely a learning experience, I got a little crazy with the shaping and had to replace the original bloodwood handle after I carved into the spline that was holding it on. But the new one came out pretty good.

Finish is BLO and a whole bunch of semi-gloss lacquer….

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"





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#1 posted 01-14-2015 03:40 PM

Holy crap that is stunning!

Right on Lucas.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 03:50 PM

Gorgeous wood and beautiful shaping and finishing…one of these days…on my to do list.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 03:52 PM

Beautiful job.

Lee

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 03:54 PM

Beautiful box

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 04:02 PM

You did some wonderful work on this beauty. In principal it is like Andy’s now famous box design, but your own version with the ripple effect is something new and I think you can be proud of producing something unique from what has now become an iconic design. Well done. A great example of how things work here on LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-14-2015 04:18 PM

Whoa. Great job. Can you link to the blog that your referenced?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 01-14-2015 04:32 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys.

Todd, Andy’s blog is here http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9415

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 04:52 PM

“I give it a Ten. TEN!”

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 01-14-2015 05:00 PM

Nice waves and curves, the colour is magnificant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-14-2015 05:37 PM

Thanks Stef, I’m glad you and Billy Bob agree….

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#11 posted 01-14-2015 05:43 PM

I couldn’t be happier that you knew the reference, but I had a feeling you would.

“they scanned my cat, said I could play!”

Great work brother.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#12 posted 01-14-2015 05:46 PM

Lucas, fine, fine work. I like the way you continued the ripples from the side to the top.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 01-14-2015 05:52 PM

Hello LukieB

Very nice

I love the concept of this type of box

Perhaps in the future I will try to make one

How many time did you need to make a so beautiful box ?

Thanks for the link and for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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ohwoodeye

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#14 posted 01-14-2015 07:00 PM

Just stunning. Can never have enough shaping in a box like this. Your’s is fantastic.
Well done.
Blogs and words are one thing….......still waiting for the one guy to step up and make a video of his shaping…...might you be that guy?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#15 posted 01-14-2015 07:17 PM

Phenomenal, Lukie! Cool design and excellent execution.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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