Sculpted Walnut and Maple Cross Box

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Project by JoeyG posted 06-01-2015 06:25 PM 884 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple little box that cost me 5 stitches. Remember to take that extra few minutes to make sure your work is securely posisitioned when sculpting

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 06:41 PM

Still looks great. I have had similar stitches for similar reasons. Hope you heal quickly.

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 06:56 PM

Nice box! You cant even see the blood :-)

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 07:18 PM

Joey, seems that several of my projects have had minor transfusions (but no stitches needed, yet) as I have made them. Glad you are not more seriously injured. This has an interesting look. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 08:03 PM

Looks great and I like that the whole box is sculpted. It looks ferry very nice and the cross is beautiful.

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

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 09:27 PM

Ouch dude… but nice box!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 09:45 PM

Thanks guys. Luckily this box didn’t get any blood on it, but the 4 or 5 others around it and the floor got a bunch. My wife is a nurse and suggested I needed a couple stitches. Thankfully I listened to her. It’s almost healed and it’s just over a week old

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 10:49 PM

Another beauty Joey. Well done and heal up soon

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 06-02-2015 12:05 AM

Joey, Box came out great but we need more injury info so we can avoid your experience. Was it one of those sculpting wheels on a hand grinder? The chainsaw wheels are really scary!

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2015 02:46 AM

Hey Andy, how are you?

I didn’t take the time to secure the box to my workbench and the grinder threw it out of my hand. I caught the ring finger on my left hand with a 60 grit disk. I just barely touched it, but it made a big enough hole, to have 5 stitches to close it up. I was really lucky it didn’t get into my knuckle and thanks to my wife’s quick thinking, I removed my wedding band before it had to be cut off. I don’t know what’s worse, the big hole in my knuckle or not being able to wear my wedding band. LOL.

I am usually really safe in the shop, but I get such little time there these days, I wanted to get right to the fun stuff. Ended up costing me the whole day out of the shop.

I guess we all need reminders every once in a while, about why safety is so important.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#10 posted 06-02-2015 12:19 PM

Sorry to hear of your stitches, but, the box is awesome

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

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#11 posted 06-02-2015 01:24 PM

Thanks for the gruesome details. Sorry about the injury and hope you heal up quickly. The chainsaw wheel would have been a lot worse!

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

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#12 posted 06-02-2015 01:28 PM

Those chainsaw wheels are scary. I would have lost my finger most likely. Luckily it was just bad enough to remind me safety first.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#13 posted 06-02-2015 01:35 PM

Love the wood combinations. Thanks for the safety reminder and heal quickly!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 06-03-2015 03:57 AM

Beautiful sculpted box, nice lines. The cross looks good too. Thanks for safety tip.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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