Grinder Sculpting #9: Final Episode

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 01-23-2012 08:03 PM 1915 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is it, I am all done. After getting the finish to the point I wanted it all I had to do was put in the cedar lid catch. I use a piece of raw cedar that I sanded down to 220. I don’t put any finish on it because I want that lovely smell to be as strong as possible. I used the epoxy that comes in the double syringes that you just press a little out and mix it up. I believe it is 5 min epoxy. After I put in the liner I put in the ceder and held in place for a few minutes. I normally clamp it, but I didn’t want to damage the finish. After a few minutes I had a good bond and just set it aside so it could cure fully.

I have thought about putting in dividers but haven’t made up my mind yet. If I decide to I will be back with that. Otherwise, here is the finished box.

Thanks for joining me, and THANKS to all those out there who did this style before me. I am grateful for your influence to my artistic endeavors.


I present to you, Hatteras

As I began working on this project I didn’t know exactly where I would end up. As I was doing the sculpting one cold day, it began to remind me of the beach. The sparkle of the mahogany reminded me of the sand dunes and the maple and walnut made me think of the wooden steps and walkways that lead over the dunes and to the beach at Hatteras and the name seemed obvious. I have thought long and hard about the name, but for me this is the only one that fits. I hope you have enjoyed the blog as much as I have enjoyed doing it. Until next time keep making dust,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 08:08 PM

Beautiful work.

Ahhhhhhhhh….Hatteras…..have I got from stories from there…back when you could still camp out at the old lighthouse and do a whole bunch of…..........well, I digress! LOL

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

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 08:18 PM

haha, I think most of us have a few. There was this one summer I just drove up and down the coast, surfing and…....... Ah the memories. LOL Thanks for hanging out for this journey.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 10:55 PM

Nice job Joey.

Great box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 02:25 AM

this a a very kool sculpted box. I really like the way you did the handle. very very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Tom Canales

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 04:41 PM

I’ve seen a bunch of these sculpted boxes by Andy, Greg and others and wondered how they did it. Thanks for posting this series, it was very informative.

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 09:15 PM

I’m glad you liked the blog Tom. Will you be doing some of these boxes?

-- JoeyG ~~~

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