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"Andy's Art Box # 3"

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Project by crashman posted 12-25-2011 06:37 AM 2224 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Art Box uses Black Walnut with Curly Maple & Cocobolo for the splines. The lid is Curly Maple with a Cocobolo medallion. The inside has some simple dividers with vinyl glued in the bottom. The finish is PPG Delton 2000 automotive clear coat.

-- Jack R. Ellis





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#1 posted 12-25-2011 06:50 AM

Nice art work! Eye popping beautiful !!!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 07:29 AM

Cool looking box !!!Great finish. !

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 07:54 AM

I have seen a lot of “Andy’s box”; this one is outstanding.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 08:31 AM

Nice box Jack. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 01:49 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work. The finish is perfection! You did a great job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 01:59 PM

Very nice !!!! how many coats ???

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 03:39 PM

You have built some beautiful boxes Jack, They have got me thinking about a project for the new year. Thanks for sharing.

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 12-25-2011 08:54 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 08:58 PM

Jimbo, Originally 2 coats of spray can shellac sanded smooth. Then 2 coats of PPG Deltron 2000 automotive clear, sanded that smooth, then 2 more coats of PPG Deltron 2000. I wanted a glass like smooth finish on my Art Boxes & this is the way to get it. By the way Jimbo, your “green practice music box is awesome” & has isnpired me to build a box for my going to be 5 year old grandson, in blue. (his favorite color). He saw my art boxes & said,” I want that for my room” so got to build it. Will post photos when done. Merry Christmas, Everyone.

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 11:59 PM

Jack, this is absolutely beautiful. I made a box a couple of months ago with the same species of woods and sculptured it with a blade on my Dremel tool. I gave it to my son for Christmas. I hated to part with it, but it went to a good home. Did you do the sculpturing with an angle grinder? I recently bought an angle grinder on sale, but haven’t used it for any wood projects yet.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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#11 posted 12-26-2011 03:20 AM

Trev, I used a Bosch 4” angle grinder with a “Holy Gallhad” curved edge blade from King Arthur Tools. They make 3 grits fine, medium & course, the medium sems to work the best for me.The coarse blade leaves to much finish sanding which I do with a Dewalt 5” palm sander. They are spendy ,about $60-70 each but never seem to wear out & do a great job. (you may have to buy an adapter nut to fit the blade to your grinder). I could not get the blade to fit my 15 year old Makita, maybe the newer ones are different, I don’t know for sure. Good luck & have fun.

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 01:05 AM

Excellent looking boxes. Such a great deep finish also. These boxes can become very addictive.

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#13 posted 03-14-2012 03:23 AM

Very nice boxes. You have done well. Nice indeed.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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