My first attempt at an Andy inspired box

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Project by cwdance1 posted 08-06-2010 12:40 AM 2077 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, as you can see i need to do a little work to get the top to fit better and to do the inlay in the top. I cut it out with my home built cnc and found out it needs a little tweeking. The box in made out of pecan, I didn’t have a piece big enough for the top so I had to glue two pieces together. The inlay in the top is Huckberry, at least that is what I was told. I’m leaning more each project.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 01:01 AM

Great job there Terry !!

Nice splices !!

The box looks great !

Well done mate !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 01:13 AM

Nice first attempt! I’m nervous to try Andy’s art boxes, but it’s on the burner. Seeing the high degree of skill and artistry displayed by LJ’s masters is humbling but inspiring.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 02:03 AM

I was trying to make jigs up as I went but I should have done what he says to do. I should have made the first one out of some old scrap and thrown it away. I am new to wood working and this was realy out of my league but I wanted to try. My wife loves the box and that is all that counts.

And yes I am very humbled with what I see here but I’m trying to get better and that is what counts.

Thanks for the kind words.

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 02:47 AM

Your box came out really nice. The first one is always a learning experience. I like the way you used the natural edge on the knob and hinged it in the long direction of the box.

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 03:51 PM

Really great box and I say your work is very good.
I`m glad your wife loved it. Yes that is all that counts.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 05:14 PM

This is a great first attempt, mine went in the wood stove. I have a few others that are holding screws and bolts and drill bits, haha. I keep them around to remind me to slow down, think, plan ahead.
I too like the natural edge to the handle.
Well done!

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

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 05:16 PM

Good effort for a first, mine is still to come


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#8 posted 08-10-2010 06:31 PM

great box … I also like the handle and the knot in the top panel

-- Paul , Calfornia

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