|Project by blockhead||posted 03-04-2011 02:30 AM||3276 views||21 times favorited||45 comments|
This is my third attempt at an Andy style Art Box. I wanted to try out something more symmetrical and this is what came of it. I really wanted a different looking handle and then decided to shape the box around it. The handle reminds me a bit of an old 40’s looking hood ornament with a little deco flavor and there is a slight taper in the box sides from top to bottom.
The main box is Padauk with the grain wrapping around. The splines are Birch, Pine and Wenge. The top is Zebrawood, Padauk, Black Walnut, Birch and the handle and dividers are Birdseye Maple. The interior lining is black, worn faux leather. I sanded to 600 grit, then burnished with 0000 steel wool and buffed with cheese cloth. The finish is two coats of antique oil.
I want to thank Andy again for taking the time to post his tutorial. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. As always, thanks for looking and any comments/ critiques are welcome.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.