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Project by Andy posted 07-21-2017 01:56 AM 2505 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box in the Erosion series.

I tip my hat to Cajun Wood Artist for his wild shaping which I mimicked when making this one. The sanding is intense but I kind of enjoy it too. He has taken the Artbox style and created his own and made a successful business from it. Take a look at his work.

The body is made from Walnut sandwiched with Myrtlewood.
The lid is Myrtlewood with a Black Palm planet inserted where a knot was lurking.
The handle is MW also, which really shimmers when you lift the lid.
The trays are Paduak with some defect that I have been saving, hope I can get some more. They are nestled between Walnut side trays.
No stains or dyes, clear lacquer finish.

The deep sculpting was done using a 4 1/2” angle grinder and a Holey Galahad disc, mine uses a 5/8 arbor. Sweet cutter.

Thanks for looking and the feedback.

-- If I can do it, so can you.





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#1 posted 07-21-2017 02:29 AM

Awesome box! Great use of the different wood.

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 03:06 AM

Love it …Showed my wife; she said “WOW! that’s amazing!” I said he his hands and wood do magical things! Nice work as always Andy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 03:13 AM

GREAT JOB!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 07-21-2017 03:56 AM

WOW, that is outstanding and a perfect name for its appearance!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 03:57 AM

Cool

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 04:12 AM

Is it Jupiter that has the Black Dot?

COOL box as usual…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 07-21-2017 04:21 AM

Andy, thanks for sharing another amazing art piece with us. This is beautiful wood and a treatment that brings all its beauty to bare when sculpted by your skilled hands. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 07-21-2017 05:03 AM

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#9 posted 07-21-2017 07:58 AM

I appreciate your support and kind words, thanks guys!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 07-21-2017 12:42 PM

Magnificant wood and front side of this box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-21-2017 12:59 PM

out standing, wood top is magnificent. I bought one of those disc’s. Inspired by the His work, but have not given it a go yet.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 07-21-2017 01:16 PM

Nice Andy. Like the change up with the more aggressive shaping. Lots more work, but adds a different touch.
Been thinking about the Holy Galahad versus the solid burr cutter I use. Is it pretty aggressive? Do you really “see through” it as you’re cutting?
Tremendous style as always. Thanks for sharing.

-- Gary in OP

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#13 posted 07-21-2017 01:57 PM

WOW
as usual for an Artist, your Boxes keep evolving.
As a retired person I can’t imagine how you have time for all your many beautiful boxes.
Maybe its the climate in Oregon.. (I attended the U. of O. )
Bruce

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 07-21-2017 01:58 PM

Andy, this box is magnificent. It has a lot of character and displays a lot of details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 05:05 PM

Thank you!
@Brian- I bored a hole about 1/4” deep and cut out and sanded a disc to fit, very tedious.
@Gary- The medium is plenty course for this type of shaping. I dont see any real benefit to being able to see thru the blade, no doubt it reduces the weight though. It does work well but I still start off with a 50 grit sanding disc to rough out if its needed on a certain design and then switch to this for contouring. I dont plan on using it on every box plus its pretty expensive and need it to last.
@Bruce- yes, its very nice right now, great weather. But I do get up early and spend an hour or two in the shop before being at work at 8 and then I get a few hours on weekends…sometimes.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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