"Rays" a Palm Box

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Project by Andy posted 1311 days ago 3269 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update: I gave this one to Galene.
Another little box, this one of bloodwood. The top is maple with curvey inlays of various woods. It was a scrap left over from making the Eye Candy box. Thats the appeal of these boxes, you can use up leftovers and dress them up in a way that you might not in a larger box. There is something about the size that begs for color and contrast where a larger box typically has more class if its kept simple. I know, I know, thats not always true, I am just speaking in a general way. You choose.
Thanks for looking and let me know which one of these is your favorite,

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

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#1 posted 1311 days ago

Another great box !!

The time you spend to put together your tutorials is incredible andy ~!!!
& greatly appreciated here !!

stopping to take pictures for the steps of making these boxes is what makes your tutorials understanding how you get to each point of making these boxes !!!

Your a good man for doing it Andy !!!

have a well earned rest !!! cause all these boxes your turning out is making me feel guilty !! LoL

have a great day !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#2 posted 1311 days ago

I like this one… Favorite.

Also thanks for the tutorial.


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#3 posted 1311 days ago

You are on a roll my friend! Another gorgeous box. Not sure if it’s the pics, but that is some of the whitest Maple I’ve seen. The lid was a great choice with the Bloodwood. I think “Class Act” is my favorite so far though. Keep’em coming!

-- 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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#4 posted 1311 days ago

Thanks guys!
@Goddahavefun- Thank you,its my pleasure.
@Brad-Its the pictures, but its still pretty white for maple, I was wanting Holly but couldnt find any.

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

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#5 posted 1311 days ago

I have to agree with everyone else…that is that your tutorials are great and very much appreciated. We know it takes a lot of time and effort on your part and we are so thankful that you are so generous. Now, the tough part…choosing a favorite. I like them all but if I had to choose, I would say radio days and rays. Now, out to the shop!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

The box lid has a cool modern look to it. One would never know this box series uses ‘trimmings’. Had to go back and change to ‘trimmings’ instead of ‘scraps’ as one thing this box series teaches us is that even a size impaired piece of wood can still serve a use.

-- Paul & Kathy Allen

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#7 posted 1311 days ago

yes andy this has been a nice treat for the holidays…some great inspiration and of coarse always a treat to see your artistic talents….bravo my friend…wonderful job …ive got to go look at them all and then choose my i shall return…or as arnold would say….”ILL BE BACK”.........GRIZZ

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 1311 days ago

WELL ..i love them all but it came down to radio days and swirl…i just love the wood in swirl , and will go with that one…but if it was up to me and i was buying gifts for friends and family…i would buy them all…thanks andy…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 1311 days ago

Your box looks great Andy and as always I admire your willingness to share your creative ideas.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1311 days ago

Andy, As everyone else has said…It is always a pleasure to see your work and the excellent tutorials you put together to describe them.
Putting together a first class box is alot of work in itself and I know that your tutorials require just as much effort…
I am lucky when I can find enough words to put a single paragraph together

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#11 posted 1311 days ago

nice little box

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#12 posted 1311 days ago

I like the top! If you keep this up much longer, I will have to make an arty one myself! :^)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 1311 days ago

Now you can make a box to store all the little boxes. Thanks for all the info.

-- tim hill

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#14 posted 1311 days ago

Beautiful box, love the whole look.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 1311 days ago

Wow, you never disappoint us with your work.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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