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Andy inspired "Art Box # 4"

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Project by crashman posted 12-25-2011 04:47 AM 1961 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 4th “Andy’s Art Box ” I have done. This one is for my daughter this Christmas. She likes the orange color of the Padauk wood so I am sure she will like it. The box is Black Walnut with Maple and Padauk splines. The lid is Curly Maple with a Padauk medalion. I sawed the medalion on the band saw and glued Maple strips in to give it a little different look.

-- Jack R. Ellis





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MShort

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 04:57 AM

That is a beautiful box. Love your choice of woods. They compliment each other very well.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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lanwater

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 07:57 AM

This is indeed a beautyfull box.

I like the combination of padauk and maple strip.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 08:38 AM

wow a very pretty box. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 03:11 PM

Great job. I must say you did an amazing job on the finish it looks like it was dipped in glass!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 06:20 PM

That finish is unreal. What did you use?

-- Lance, southwest Missouri, cmkld@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 08:45 PM

Sorry I did not list the finish for this box, it is the same as my other 2 boxes posted on LJ. I started with 2 coats of spray can shellac, sanded smooth, then 2 coats of PPG Deltron 2000 automotive clear coat, sanded that smooth, then 2 more coats of PPG Deltron. I am going to try sanding sealer with more than 2 coats on my next box, trying to eliminate the 2nd two coats of PPG Deltron. Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 12:27 AM

You are really nailing these…....as it were…......WOW, really great projects….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 01:40 AM

Thats a beautiful box. Great finish.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 04:02 AM

As mentioned….. fantastic finish!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 12-26-2011 05:00 AM

Nice work. Using an automotive finish is an interesting touch… the gloss is very nice. Is it sprayed or brushed, wiped, etc? I used the same wood combo on one of my boxes: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29928 . The strings in the medallion are unique and look good.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 05-18-2012 05:18 PM

This is remarkable! Very beautiful work!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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