Andy Inspired Boxes

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Project by Dwayne Sneed posted 12-03-2009 06:04 PM 2150 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me start with a huge thank you to Andy for his inspiration. I can only imagine the amount of time and effort he put into perfecting the design, and the absolutely incredible tutorial series. Your efforts are recognized and words cannot express the gratitude.
The first picture was my first attempt. This box was kind of like cleaning out the frig at the end of the week to make dinner; the box is made of hard maple, the medallion is walnut, the splines are jatoba and the handle is ebony.
The second picture is of boxes #3 and #4, both boxes are made from the same piece of bubenga, the difference in color comes from the box on the left is finished with 3 coats of Arm-r-Seal, and the box on the right is finished with lacquer.
The last three pictures are from the last set of boxes that I made, walnut and curly maple. Obviously there is a learning curve, I have certainly not reaches Andy’s level of perfection but will keep striving for that; I have made a total of 6 boxes now and I am sure there will be more.
Again Andy, thank you.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 06:16 PM

They are beautiful decorative boxes.
Andy should be proud of your work, I guess.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 06:45 PM

looks to me like you were a very good student at the Andy box class. these came out beautiful , i like them all.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 07:18 PM

those are awesome, well done.

For the pic with the 2 boxes (#’s 3 and 4), which one has which finish on it? (duh…nevermind)


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#4 posted 12-03-2009 07:19 PM

Beautiful box’s and great choices of woods. You have done Andy proud…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 08:03 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 08:29 PM

great work dwayne

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 09:01 PM

Very nice job. I too have “favorited” this project and plan on making one after the holidays.

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

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 09:56 PM

beautiful job dwayne, I think andy has inspired alot of people with these boxes. If i ever get caught up, i too plan on having a go at these boxes. Nicely done.

-- RKWoods

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 12:15 AM

Those are all fine looking and beautifully made boxes Dwayne. I loved the way you carved them and the contrasting woods you used.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 12:19 AM

Great boxes. Of course, they look better live and in person, but not everyone has that privilege.

Thanks for sharing


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#11 posted 12-04-2009 01:04 AM

Dwayne Sneed,
They all look super good to me. I’m sure Andy is flattered, his tutorial was very well recieved and understood by yourself at least. Keep on keeping on!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 12-04-2009 01:09 AM

I can’t see any filler?

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 01:58 AM

Very nice boxes, I like them all.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Dwayne Sneed

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 04:18 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.
degoose – lol, no filler on this one, had to sign the back.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#15 posted 12-04-2009 06:04 AM

Dwayne, Great job on the boxes. Andy has inspired many of us with his boxes. You have done him proud.
Nice choice of woods and great details. I’m glad you’ve joined LJ’s and thanks for sharing. Hope to see a many more of your projects.

-- John @

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