My First "Andy" Box/Gift for my cousin's wedding

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Project by FunkadelicAlex posted 1226 days ago 2088 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I’d like to say… THANK YOU ANDY!!!!! for that awesome blog you posted. I would have never been able to do this without your blog. Just a BIG thank you from me, my family, and all the future recipients of these gifts that I will be giving.

This is a gift for my cousin’s wedding. We’ve kinda lost touch over the years so I thought this would be a good way to start catching up. I wanted to make him something he had never seen before…. and then I thought of the “Andy” box. There are still some small flaws in it, but since I’m new to woodworking…. I’m labeling it as “character”... hahaha.

The box is curly maple & walnut. The finish is General finishes arm-r-seal. The inserts and top drawer is scrap ambrosia maple from my last jewelry box.

Thanks for looking!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#1 posted 1226 days ago

Great Job…I don’t see any flaws!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#2 posted 1226 days ago

Looks good! I see a tuxedo with bowtie, quite approriate for the occasion.

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Paul Pomerleau

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#3 posted 1226 days ago

This is beautiful.
I would love to make one of these someday.
Can you please share the link that you mention above?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#4 posted 1226 days ago

Carvers ability’s just amazes me, great work

-- Norman

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#5 posted 1226 days ago

Nice sculpting Alex I think Andy is a real master of this kind of technique, so for your first attempt it’s brilliant. I sort of like the symmetry of the design you have given it your personal stamp, it kind of reminds me the of the old 50’s Rockola jukebox

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 1226 days ago

Thanks everybody!
hey Paul….. here is the link… Andy did an Awesome job explaining this project.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#7 posted 1226 days ago

Alex, great project. I am amazed everyday when I check out the Fellow Jock’s and see the accomplishments. Great Work, your Cousin will love it.

Thanks to Andy as well for all his great designs. I look forward to more of the same.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#8 posted 1226 days ago

Great job.Looks like an iceberg to me.

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

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#9 posted 1226 days ago

Very fine work. I am almost finished with my first one. I think I like yours better. I really dig the depth of your sculpting. Thanks for showing.

-- 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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#10 posted 1226 days ago

You did a wonderful job on the sculpting. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can give it another try.

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#11 posted 1226 days ago

Real nice box! I also see a Tux. But a mighty fine one.
I really like the lid lift.
I haven’t made an Andy box but I will in the near future.
Great job.!

-- Chuck

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#12 posted 1226 days ago

Sweet job.

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#13 posted 1226 days ago

Great tux… great box…

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

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#14 posted 1225 days ago

Beautiful box, you did Andy proud.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 1225 days ago

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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