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DuneScape Box #1

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Project by Andy posted 2531 days ago 5887 views 35 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first Art Box in the “Dunescape” series, which are so named because of the desert scene in each medallion. People express wonder at the picture in each piece,they are 3D in depth and resemble sand dunes, rivers, rocky beaches, or Old World maps.
The sides are Western Curly Maple and the medallion is of course more of that fantastic figured Myrtlewood.
The splines and handle are Wenge. The finish is my favorite, for these boxes anyway, Deft lacquer.
To me, it seems like it is in motion with the shaping and the tiger striped grain. This is one of the few that have this much shaping. The loss factor is much higher…. too easy to go too far.

Unfortunately I only have this one photo. My nephew, Matthew, married Eilene, who is originally from Kenya, Africa. She is in the second photo.
When they went to Kenya to visit her parents, I volunteered to make this box as an offering of good will from all the family.

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





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Karson

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#1 posted 2531 days ago

A fantastic looking box. The wood just jumps out at you. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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YorkshireStewart

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#2 posted 2531 days ago

Absolutely beautiful Andy. And there’s so much pleasure in giving such things as gifts. I can imagine how delighted the recipients would be.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Damian Penney

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#3 posted 2531 days ago

I’ve come to the conclusion that using Myrtlewood is tantamount to cheating ;-) Beautiful.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 2531 days ago

What I really like about this is how the figure in the maple flows right on through the Myrtlewood, lovely. I assume mine is in the mail Andy…

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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mot

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#5 posted 2531 days ago

Another stunner!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Krisztian

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#6 posted 2531 days ago

Beautiful job

-- Krisztian VA My website: www.vacarpentry.com

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TreeBones

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#7 posted 2531 days ago

This is a beautiful box anyone can appreciate, a spectacular gift.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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TomFran

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#8 posted 2531 days ago

The wood is absolutely beautiful! Great job finishing it as well. Great construction without an excellent finish is only half the job. You have done both!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2531 days ago

all they’ve said and more besides. Another great one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Don

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#10 posted 2531 days ago

I agree, Tom, this is a stunning piece. I’d say there are four components to this box; exceptional wood grain, inspired style, outstanding joinery and construction, beautiful finish.

Since I just love small wooden boxes, I haven’t stopped thinking about your box designs since first seeing them a week back. I hope that you don’t mind, but I’m going to give it a try if I can find wood of similar beauty.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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relic

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#11 posted 2531 days ago

Beautiful looking box Andy.

-- Andy Stark

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Robb

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#12 posted 2531 days ago

Just amazing! An heirloom piece, to be sure.

-- Robb

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2531 days ago

Your work is just amazing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 2531 days ago

Great job

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2530 days ago

the story behind the box is as beautiful as the box!!
simply stunning… (well, not so simple) but extremely stunning!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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