Sculpted Watch & Valet Box - Take Some Risks

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 10-11-2016 11:19 PM 573 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So make a box, make a really really good box.

Use the best woods you can find, exotic woods, expensive woods.

It will take every scrap of the boards you bought to make the box.

No mistakes. If you screw up a cut you will not be able to find another board that will match and you can not sell the box.

You have a client. You have a deadline. It has to be perfect.

150 steps later you did it. It is as close to perfect as possible. Not one piece of scrap. It’s done.

No not yet…the client would like the exterior of the box sculpted to resemble lapping waves along the shoreline of a beach.

Now put that perfect box that took weeks to make on a stand. Take a deep breath, swallow hard…

Don’t cut too deep or you will ruin it. Don’t cut deep enough and the pattern will not show. It all comes down to this….

Can you do it???

You should!

It will be worth it!

There is no look in the world like a sculpted box.

And there is only one way to get it!

Take some risks!

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 12:15 AM

This must be the one that has been sold? When the weather starts getting too miserable for my outside projects I’m going to do some sculpting.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 01:41 PM

Nothing like finishing the box, no mistakes, taking a breath of relief, then starting back in again….

The “waves” have life, well done! You are making curly Zebra Wood when the original tree would not provide it!

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 06:31 PM

This is beautiful, Nick. You did a wonderful job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 10-12-2016 08:44 PM

Wow, that’s really working without a net! Great looking results, though—I’m sure the client will be very pleased with it!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 10-13-2016 06:10 AM

Indeed awesome work! From choice of woods to beautiful sculpturing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-16-2016 05:03 PM

That is a stunningly beautiful box. Something to aspire to. Well done! A video on how you did it would be a bazillion views in about 10 minutes.

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#7 posted 10-16-2016 05:04 PM

That is a stunningly beautiful box. Something to aspire to. Well done!

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