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Project by Andy posted 1824 days ago 20941 views 178 times favorited 99 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow! A second place win in the Fluidity contest. Thank you all for the votes, support and kind words.
Andy
http://lumberjocks.com/awards/summer_2010

The concept of this design was to mimic blowing, shifting sand, wanting to convey a sense of movement.

The shaping is intentionally softened, gently rolling one ridge into the next valley, and so on, for a natural feel.
I am very pleased with the effect. Thanks for looking and for any votes that come my way,
Andy

The body is Bubinga with a Myrtlewood medallion and handle,with Maple corner splines.
The dividers are Maple and Bloodwood.The finish is lacquer.
The bottom is lined with black velvet (the cloth…not the booze)

The dividers are removable.They fit together by wedging one into the next and some slip into slots. Like Lincoln Logs I guess. A little bit of thought goes into it,but pretty simple really. I draw it all out on paper first, to scale. A little hard to see, but I shaped the tops of the dividers into a wavy pattern to tie into the dunes theme.

Thanks again to everyone who followed the series and encouraged me along the way.Your support was overwhelming and much needed.This was a longer process than I anticipated, but it was enjoyable all the same.
I look forward to seeing your versions of this style of box :-)
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 1824 days ago

WOW!! The box is beautifull and the tutorial is appreciated more then you know. I’ve been woodworking for most of my life and learned some things from you in this series, as well as project inspiration. I want to take the time to thank you for that and tell you that your work is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with all of us here on LJ’s.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1824 days ago

Andy, let me add my thanks as well both for the tutorial and the inspiration. Your version of the box turned out beautifully and it was a real pleasure for me, personally, to be able to follow along in the construction of this artwork.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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gbear

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#3 posted 1824 days ago

Your box is absolutely beautiful and the tutorial was amazing as well as very generous on your part. Thank you so much for sharing this with us…I’m sure you have inspired and educated all of us jocks.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1824 days ago

Andy really enjoyed the blog on this wonderful box a very unique and one of a kind box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Alan

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#5 posted 1824 days ago

Fantastic, what great project. Your series was very good and will ferer back to it when I have an chance to try to make one. Thank you for taking the time to do it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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webwood

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#6 posted 1824 days ago

really sweet

-- -erik & christy-

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Walnut_Weasel

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#7 posted 1824 days ago

Beautiful. Nice work!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Ben Kahmann

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#8 posted 1824 days ago

Andy this is a real winner! Stunning box….... This is going in my faves. Thanks for the post

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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Shan

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#9 posted 1824 days ago

The wood looks like fluid in motion – great job

-- SeeWhatISaw

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jm82435

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#10 posted 1824 days ago

You are the Sam Maloof of box making. These have always been some of my favorite projects on LJs. I am going to have to make some of these. Thanks for the projects and the tutorial.

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

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Innovator

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#11 posted 1824 days ago

That is a beautiful box, I love the lines, it looks great.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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whitedog

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#12 posted 1824 days ago

absolutely gorgeous

-- Paul , Calfornia

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blockhead

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#13 posted 1824 days ago

An absolutely wonderful box! When it comes to making boxes, YOU are the man! Again beautiful job and thanks a million for the tutorial!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Devin

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#14 posted 1824 days ago

Stunning piece Andy, very nice.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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GeoBear

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#15 posted 1824 days ago

That’s Awesome! I could see that design used to make an amazing humidor.

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