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Project by Greg3G posted 09-26-2008 09:06 PM 2255 views 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry I have been away for a while, work and life in general has intrupted my shop time.

I have managed to get back in the shop for the past few weeks. Here is one of the latest efforts.

I do enjoy making boxes and I thought I would try a new approach. I made this first one specificly for myself. I had been keeping my watch and other “bling” in a small basket on my dresser. Once my lovely wife saw it, she decided that it belonged to her and I could build another one for myself.

The box is made with Maple and Padauk (not sure of the spelling). the dividers are also maple.

(on a side note…I think my photography is improving.)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV





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Ampeater

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#1 posted 09-26-2008 09:13 PM

Very nice. Did you have any problems with the Padauk bleading into the maple? I have had a problem expecially when sanding. Once the sawdust gets on the maple it is hard to remove it.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#2 posted 09-26-2008 09:17 PM

Great box, Greg!

I guess you’ll have to make an ugly one if you want to keep it for yourself. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 09:22 PM

I have had that problem in the past, especially in the end grain. I found if I keep going through the grits down to 220 or 320 if I’m using an oil finish and use my shopvac to remove the dust. I try real hard not to wipe it into the grain.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 09-26-2008 10:34 PM

I like the molded edge on the box top.

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 09-26-2008 10:35 PM

Beautiful creation.

Padauk is correct, I looked it up, because I was curious.

Picture is from Wikipedia.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 09-26-2008 10:48 PM

Beautiful!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-27-2008 12:12 AM

Great looking box Gregg….and great choice of woods! Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 09-27-2008 01:03 AM

Excellent job Greg. Great design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 09-27-2008 01:29 AM

Just plain beautiful Greg. Thanks so much for the post and I’m glad you are “back”.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 09-27-2008 02:35 AM

Beautiful work Greg!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 09-27-2008 04:06 AM

the maple to awesome, looks great the way you matched it against the red paduck

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 09-27-2008 04:17 AM

nice boxes greg

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#13 posted 09-27-2008 05:04 AM

it’s ok…..i guess. Just Kidding. That is awesome and yes, your photography is getting much better.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#14 posted 09-27-2008 05:06 AM

Love this box!

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#15 posted 09-27-2008 05:22 AM

Gorgeous box Greg. I look forward to seeing your box, after you out do your wife’s. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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