A Lazy Larry inspired, and an Andy box

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Project by jeepturner posted 03-16-2013 02:40 PM 1973 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been posting all of my projects, due to limited time, and that I enjoy being out in the shop more than typing.

I made the Lazy Larry with an auction for charity in mind but I don’t think the wife is going to take it. I was her idea for me to make something for the auction. She gave me a deadline and I met it, but it still resides on the table in the breakfast nook.
The LL is made from walnut, purple heart, and maple. It is twenty inches in diameter. Too big for the table it is on right now

The Andy box is one of many that I have made. This one is kind of special because of the free wood. I purchased a drum sander from a pro woodworker who was moving shop. I think he was surprised I showed up and when he said the price was firm I paid him. He gave me about 10 board feet of big leaf burl. The pieces were not huge but there is enough for small projects. Any how free wood is always nice, just not this nice.
The box is ~6.5” long X 2.25” deep and wide.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 02:52 PM

beautiful box

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 03:12 PM

love them both!!! nice work

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 03:26 PM

Wow that’s some special wood and you treated it right. Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 03:35 PM

Thanks Andy! I am glad you like it.

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 03:57 PM

Nicely done! The final shaping of the box looks great. Did your wife claim the Lazy Larry for herself? If so, that is a great reason to build another- and get a new tool!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 03:59 PM

Fantastic material ! and excellent “Lazy Larry” (:-{)

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 05:18 PM

Gosh I hear ya there Mel … hardly enough time spent in the workshop!! Beautiful woodworking pieces! I’m guessing your wife decided the Lazy Larry/Susan was too beautiful to take to auction!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 06:04 PM

Very cool love that wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-16-2013 06:48 PM

Love both projects and the burl but am partial to the Lazy Larry…LOL

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

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#10 posted 03-16-2013 07:51 PM


Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 03-16-2013 10:37 PM

Both items…. superb

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 03-17-2013 01:03 AM

2 nice builds but the burl is spectacular!

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

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#13 posted 03-17-2013 01:31 AM

Beautiful project

-- Norman

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#14 posted 03-17-2013 01:47 AM

Beautiful work with beautiful wood

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 05:21 AM

Both are very nice.
The big leaf burl looks fantastic and did it justice.

The LL is plain beautiful.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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