"Andy-esque" box

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Project by jjraybur posted 07-14-2009 07:52 AM 2533 views 17 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got inspired by the boxes that Lumberjock Andy makes, but got too impatient waiting on him to finish his blogs, so…. This box is made from curly maple, curly cherry, and bloodwood. I finished it with poly and wax. It was the first time I actually used a grinder on a woodworking project, and must say, it was pretty fun. If I could only attach my dust collector to it, because clean up really is a nightmare. I also flocked the inside, another first. I didn’t have a plan for the box, so there are no trays or dividers yet, but I’m sure they will get added once I know what to do with it.

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 08:34 AM

As a box-maker myself, I really like this piece. I usually end up using a stationary belt sander instead of the grinder but the end result is the same. You’ve done a great job on this piece. I especially like the barrel hinges. I haven’t put them to use yet in any of mine but I really like the touch they give the box.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 09:47 AM

That grain is wild and crazy.,.. I love it…. keep up the good work….
Larry from the land downunder!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 10:37 AM

Cool box. Nice shape and wood grain


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 10:52 AM

Nice box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 12:19 PM

Beautiful work.
The wood is unbelievably nice!
I love the eased edges.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 02:09 PM

Very beautiful ~~~ I love your choice of wood..

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 02:20 PM

Very nice box. I really like the rounded corners and general rounded look. Makes it look softer.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 03:20 PM

Andy would be proud!

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

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 03:39 PM

very Nice Jeremy looks great

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#10 posted 07-14-2009 04:47 PM

Nice box, I too am inspired by Andy.

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

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#11 posted 07-14-2009 05:06 PM

Beautiful work Jeremy. I really like your selection of woods.

-- Kent, Hiram GA

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 05:41 PM

This is very nice! I like the proportions and of course, the woods are great,the contrasts really grab the eye.
There is such a freindly feel to this.

Thanks for the compliment,that is very kind of you.

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

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 07:04 PM

Great looking box. I to like the barrel hinges.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 07:31 PM

Sweet box! I really like the hinges and your wood choices.

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 08:25 PM

Looks fantastic!———————Great job


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