Andy style Art Box

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Project by Alan posted 11-26-2009 09:06 AM 1914 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at an Andy style Art Box, they are made of Maple and Purple Heart. Each one has their own flaws but overall I’m happy how they turned out. A BIG thanks to Andy for his great instructions.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 10:00 AM

Only the builder ever knows where the flaws are – nicely done.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 11:27 AM

Nice work, Alan!! Great Wood selection… Flaws? Pish-posh, I don’t see any flaws… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 04:03 PM

nice work came out pretty good, wish i can see the inside. lol :-)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 04:24 PM

Nice work, Alan. Andy better watch out… you’re coming. :-)

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

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 04:26 PM

Got to try that. Where is my round-2-it? Great Job!!!

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 04:41 PM

Beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 04:47 PM

Great job. Those are some first class boxes. Your results show just how good an instructor Andy is, I think his tutorial is one of the clearest set of instruction I have ever read.

-- Billp

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 06:17 PM

Very nice boxes Andy

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 06:33 PM

My woodworking mentor puts it thus: “The difference between a new woodworker and a master craftsman is that it is harder to find the craftsman’s inevitable mistakes”.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#10 posted 11-26-2009 07:26 PM

love maple and purple heart together

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 11:08 PM

Mighty fine looking boxes Alan. beautiful wood.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 11:49 PM

Nice, the light seems to reflect really well of the middle one.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 11-27-2009 12:24 AM

well done … how many hours do you have in them ?

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

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#14 posted 11-27-2009 12:33 AM

Nice work Alan. I find that after time the flaws seem to fade but then again it could just be my memory.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#15 posted 11-27-2009 01:49 AM

Thanks for the comments. Andy’s instructions are great; it must have taken him a long time to document the process. Dan, I was going to track how many hours it took but that only lasted the first two times in the shop and by the time I thought of it again it was too late to remember all the 1/2 hours and 1 hours here and there. I am going to try to remember better next time to track hours just so I have some idea, I assume the pros track there hours very carefully.

-- Alan, Prince George

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