Andy Art Box

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Project by Lloe posted 01-08-2013 06:41 AM 1574 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at one of Andy’s art boxes. Special thanks to Andy for a great tuturial. The wood is red oak with walnut splines on the corners. The medalion is walnut fron the scrap bin. It is lined with red felt. I learned a lot from doing this. I ground the shape using a grinder with a 50 grit flapper disc and sanding with a random orbit sander. The finsih is several coats of a spray poly. Thanks for looking.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 07:35 AM

Larry, I really like the look of the walnut medallion. The sculpting adds interest too. This is beautiful work. The idea of a solid divider is new to me and has some intriguing possibilities. It helps readers when you include dimensions. (You can always go back and edit your post to add that in.) I would also like to have seen a photo of a corner of the box. All of that aside, it is a striking box done in Andy’s style. Great job of joinery this is quite a departure from your band saw boxes. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 02:18 PM

Very nice job—I particularly like the walnut medallion. Also, what type of poly did you use? It looks like whatever poly it was, that brand preserved the natural color of the wood without turning things amber. I like poly better than lacquer, but used lacquer on a project I just finished solely to preserve the natural wood color. So I’m beginning to wonder if the poly manufacturers have improved their formula so as to omit the tell tale amber results.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 04:46 PM

You’ve done good on this one, Larry. I love the divider.

I’ve been “off the grid” for a while and it is good to see Andy’s art boxes still a popular build.

Be safe.


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#4 posted 01-08-2013 08:06 PM

Well executed and that is just so gorgeous!

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 01:08 AM

Nice work. Plus I like your choice in contrasting woods. Keep up the good work!


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#6 posted 01-09-2013 02:32 AM

Very nice job on this ‘Andy’ box. The medallion is just beautiful and contrasts perfectly with the oak.

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

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 03:26 AM

Big AL, John C, Greg, Surfside, Brian, gfadvm, Thanks for all the nice comments. The size was 11 1/8 W x 7 D x 4 1/2 H before shaping. I stuck with the standard size that Andy has in his tuturial. The poly I used was Minwax fast-drying polyurethane in a semi gloss. I have used this many times beore and have found it to work really well in preseving the natural finish with out yellowing. Sorry there wasn’t any more pics as my camera is old and the battery went dead on me. Thanks again.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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