art box x17 part 2

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Project by alexsutula posted 06-03-2010 03:53 AM 1934 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am going to be in several art festivals this summer throughout Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. I thought Andy’s sculpted art boxes would be a huge hit. I messaged him to ask permission to use the design, of course he said “yes”.

I found a new supplier where I can get 3’ and 4’ cutoffs of cherry and walnut for $1.40 bdf. Which is why they are all made of walnut or cherry.

All together it took me about 3 weeks working full time to get everything complete. I got pretty good at the sculpting part, in my opinion. I recently got ahold of my sisters flex shaft carver and got some carbide tipped burs so I can get more detailed in the carvings.

Lessons learned:
-it takes a lot longer to do something 17 times than it does to do it once.
-doing something 17 times is not as fun as doing it 2 or 3 times.
-buy sandpaper in bulk.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 03:57 AM

Great looking boxes

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 04:27 AM

Beautiful work & nice to post the design credit. Also like your lessons learned- cool post. -Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 04:44 AM

What shows are you doing in Pittsburgh and chicago? Great looking boxes

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 05:52 AM

Again I am drawn to the lighter boxes… I am sure however that all will be well received. JMHO

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 08:46 PM

great work, how are these boxes hinged, what kind of brass, and the insides, all looks good

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 01:00 AM

Incredible boxes!! Some people have all the talent. The rest of us have trouble drawing a straight line.

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 03:38 AM

another fine looking box… well done..

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