art box x17 part 3

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Project by alexsutula posted 1542 days ago 1394 views 3 times favorited 10 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 1542 days ago

Another super box great job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1542 days ago

That box in the fourth picture is absolutely scrumptious. It makes me think of a maple- centered chocolate candy. All it needs is a little coconut for the perfect flavor. I’m going to have to build at least one of these “Andy” boxes, if only for my personal satisfaction. There is some real beauty to be found on this site.

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#3 posted 1542 days ago

Wow, awesome work on all your boxes, you did a fantastic job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 1542 days ago

These look great! Good luck with them!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 1542 days ago

I am starting to warm to the darker boxes… fickle are I not…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 1542 days ago

Wow … look great!

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#7 posted 1541 days ago

Wow, really smooth and captivating design. Can you post one that is opened. I am thinking that inside may have more suprises like velveted, division or trays..

-- Bert

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#8 posted 1541 days ago

Great choice of wood.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

yes to all, those are some nice boxes, love how you go with the flow on the carvings, very artistic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 1102 days ago

great designs. I like the main thumbnail version the best. I would name it “Riptide”
Thanks for sharing

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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