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Project by JerBear123 posted 08-16-2013 08:02 AM 1766 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Andy and his wonderful blog I was able to successfully complete this art box.. We made a few out of poplar first than the final product.. I think the most difficult part was the grinding it took three practices boxes and a lot of looking at pictures on the internet of waves and dunes before I was comfortable in the shapes..

The body is Bubinga with a Maple medallion corner ,splines and handle
The finish is lacquer.
The bottom is lined with black velvet

Thanks again Andy..





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 08:12 AM

What a great looking box…. This has been on my to do list for a while now…. Great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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kdc68

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 10:35 AM

Great contrast…beautiful…..well done…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 10:57 AM

That is One Beautiful! Box!
Great work on it!!
I wish I had the skill and talent to do this kind of Awesome Work!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 11:04 AM

A very very nice box, beautiful sculpting….excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Gary

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 01:59 PM

I agree with everyone else. It’s a beautiful box. Andy did a great job of showing his method. Looks so much better than the deep gouges IMO.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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dustyal

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 02:29 PM

flows wonderfully… like the waves in the ocean… Andy is a great educator for us…

would mind posting dimensions?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 04:48 PM

Beautiful work and great first post! Congratulations on jumping in and getting your feet wet—look forward to more posts from you.

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

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Chris Cook

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 11:19 PM

Beautiful! I love Bubinga! (spellchecker doesn’t though)

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 12:34 AM

That is really a classy build. The subtle sculpting really showcases your great wood combination. Love the handle.

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

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#10 posted 08-17-2013 02:21 AM

Nicely done…certainly conveys a fluid motion of waves or dunes. Andy will be proud!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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deltawing

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 04:17 AM

nice one JB > how do I find the Andy Blog you speak of ?

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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JerBear123

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#12 posted 08-19-2013 11:27 AM

Thanks all…
Deltawing here is a link to Andy’s blog.. http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/series/1827

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Andy

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#13 posted 09-01-2013 01:22 PM

This is outstanding.
Your shaping has a natural feel to it, your research and patience payed off.
Well done!

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

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 09-01-2013 04:28 PM

This is absolutely beautiful. You’ve done a fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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