Failed Attempt to build Andy's Art Box

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Project by wood_maestro posted 09-14-2011 08:51 PM 4550 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I read Andy’s blog on his Art Boxes, I wanted to make one. Finally, I got the courage to do it, and this is what I came up with. Although the box looks much better than the pictures, it is not anywhere close to what Andy does.
Well at least I tried, and I think I will try again.
The box is made out of black walnut and curly maple. The bottom of the tray and the box was lined with suede.
Thank You Andy for your wonderfull blog, and willingness to share your knowledge with others.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 09:08 PM

I like it, It looks like someone tried to scrunch it up and straighten it back out.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 09:11 PM

failure? what failure. i dont see no stinking failure

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 09:12 PM

Very nice, I dont see the fail either. I do on the other hand understand, every artist is his own worst critic though. Nice job.

-- Why measure twice when you can cut twice.

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 09:31 PM

I can’t how this can possibly be construed as a failure. I think it’s a fantastic box. I actually prefer the subtle waviness of your surface to the extreme degrees some are taking them. I like both, of course, don’t get me wrong;) But I really, really, like your box.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 09:35 PM

I simply pray I’ll find the time to fail like you did any time soon! :-)

very nice work!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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Joe Weaver

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 09:37 PM

very nice box, no failure there.

-- Joe, Ga

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 09:55 PM

Good News, Bad News…
The Bad News, is that you did NOT make an Andy Box…
The Good News, is that you made a flawless Wood Miester Box!!!
Great Job on a Great Box my Friend, Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 10:08 PM

Very good first try, it looks better then the ones I have been making. Great Job

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 10:53 PM

hi i don’t see any failure it is a beautifully build box well done i like it
a artist is aways his own worst critic
don’t be so hard on your self

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 11:20 PM

If you consider this a failure I can’t wait to see your success. Great looking box…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 11:22 PM

It looks good to me also. Nice job.

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 02:46 AM

It might not have come out quite the way you wanted it, but that’s not a failure. It’s the first step in learning how to get where you want to be.

It’s a nice box and a great first attempt. Looking forward to seeing your next ones.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 02:48 AM

Great looking box. I’ve been thinking of trying this also. I hope I can do as well as you did with my first box. Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 03:35 AM

That ain’t no failure, it’s a very nice sculpted box. It turned out much better than my attempts. You are your own worst critic [a woodworker characteristic]. Keep up the good work and if you’re ever in Tulsa, stop by and give me a lesson!

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

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 03:41 AM

you made a very nice box
that’s a plus

your next one will be even better

so keep it up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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