First attempt at sculpturing a Andy's Box

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Project by blackcherry posted 04-04-2011 11:44 PM 1958 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone, this is my first attempt at sculpturing a Andy inspired box. Will have to revisited this again learn a few lesson, one being to do this outside and not in the shop. Just a tad bit of a dust storm but never the less fun playing with the grinder. The overall appearance look more stone like than the cool slops of Andy’s works. It a first go at this style and I’m sorta please enough to give it a go again in the future. I used B.E. Maple top with a rabbet fitting lid, the lower box made with Walnut and B.E.Maple and Rosewood splines. Danish oil and shellac with a Myland wax finish, thanks for viewing…BC

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 11:57 PM

Hey, thats a great first box for sure! Stay with it until your happy with the results, thats what matters the most. Thats some nice birdseye maple too.

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

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 11:58 PM

Nice box for your first try. I am working on one from the same inspiration. Your sculpting looks good to me, which is the part I am up to now. Not real sure how to aproach the sculpting, but am going to try it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.


-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 12:45 AM

I like it!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 01:06 AM

very nicely done. nice wood combos and splines

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 01:26 AM

Wonderful job, much better then my first attempt at one.
Practice makes perfect.

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 01:36 AM

Good for you. I would never even attempt it.

You are just a woodworking machine. I love it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 02:29 AM

I have yet to make one of these… just waiting until every one else has made one…
If mine turns out that good first try I will be happy…
Love the BE too btw.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 02:31 AM

Andy thanks for the kind comments, its a bit of a challenge but progress was made looking forward to more attempts….

pickpapa start on a scrap piece just to get the hang of making curves with the grinder. It fun and goes fast so enjoy.

spunwood, Roger, and cwdance thanks for viewing and commenting.

Spalm so much inspiration here and this one really drew me in, its almost hypnotic. My shop is my vise so my wife doesn’t mind as long as she get first picks unless my daughter see it first…lol thanks for viewing

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 02:55 AM

Great job BC, I am not sure that I want to even attempt it.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 04-05-2011 03:12 AM

Great looking box! Whats not to like? The BE Maple is beautiful as is the sculpting. Over all it is a Job Well Done!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 04:19 AM

Great job!Ive got the boxes down but the carving escapes me!I second the motion that this is an outdoor sport!!!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 04-05-2011 04:25 AM

gradvm, you got the outdoor sport right…lol

sedcokid, smitty and Larry thanks for the comments…BC

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#13 posted 04-05-2011 05:17 AM

Great job !! I can’t wait to see your second one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 04-05-2011 05:32 AM

Awesome job! Love seeing people try out each other’s ideas.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#15 posted 04-05-2011 05:17 PM

Nice box. That some really nice BE maple.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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