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art box x17 part 4

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Project by alexsutula posted 06-03-2010 03:58 AM 1706 views 10 times favorited 11 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 04:01 AM

I think I like the wood colors best on this one another beauty

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 05:22 AM

Very nice.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 05:54 AM

The second one is my outright favourite.. Lighter seems to be a winner in my books.. FWIW.

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

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 06:40 AM

Nice box. These certainly can be addictive to build.

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 02:10 PM

Very nice! I am sure you made Andy proud. You di a reall good job on the carvings.

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

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#6 posted 06-03-2010 03:52 PM

Nicely done. Let us know how things go at your festivals. I like how the second one looks like ripples in a pond

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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itsmic

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#7 posted 06-03-2010 08:53 PM

All very nice boxes, very good work, and in three weeks, you should be very proud, that is some studious working my son, I need to get some of that energy and motivation, you deserve to do well at your shows, I wish you all the best in your woodworking, keep working and sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 12:40 AM

Wow!!

You will have them all over you! What an attractive array of craftsmanship.

Fantastic wood working….........you go man….........................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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

superb work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 12:13 AM

Congrats on the fine work, I hope you sell all for a lot!

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

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 03:38 PM

I just looked at all of the postings and I must say, these are fantastic. I like the wood combos and the unique shaping of each one. I have done two of these and I couldn’t agree more with the “buy sandpaper in bulk” statement.

I by no means am an expert but IMO, the only thing I see with these, including some other versions and mine as well, is to tighten up the handle recess so it contours more to the handles. While making my second box, I knew that was what I wanted to do, but still managed to get it too square.

I know you will do very well with these at the art festivals and I hope you will update us on how you fare. All of these are beautiful!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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