Walnut Sculpted Box

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Project by longgone posted 12-11-2010 04:22 AM 2401 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and a bloodwood accent

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 04:26 AM

Nice box. I will have to try to build one for myself someday when i have time.

-- wchips

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 04:55 AM


As always, a great box!

What is that red line that is clearly visible across the front of the lid? I like it, but am curious as to what it actually is…........

Keep up the great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 04:56 AM

Whoa, now that is some wild carving! I really like the depth, how thick was the stock you started with? If this box was music it would be heavy metal (in my opinion :-)

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 06:39 AM

Bob, the red line across the front of the lid is a small strip of bloodwood. I cut bloodwood for the splines and used the extra for lining the front of the lid because the piece of walnut I had for the top was a bit short of a good fit and I wanted to use up the smaller walnut pieces I had in the scrap bin.

Jason, the stock I started with was 3/4”. When the music is on in the shop it is either jazz or blues…not heavy metal.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 12-11-2010 06:53 AM

Nice box!

Kinda reminds me of a horny toad! :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 12-11-2010 07:33 AM

wow, what a dangerous looking box. this one looks good but dont touch!!!!

me like



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#7 posted 12-11-2010 07:55 AM

Wow, that’s a work of art!

I love how the depressions on the sides follow the flow of the grain. Wicked nice job!

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-11-2010 08:22 AM

Superb box!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-11-2010 10:33 AM

cool box

-- Gintaras,

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#10 posted 12-11-2010 01:27 PM

Your work continues to impress me… just beautiful. The curves just flow.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 12-11-2010 03:18 PM

Lovely, Greg.

Do you have any pictures of the work in process? I’d like to learn the process making one of these sculpted boxes. I’m curious about the design process, any special wood considerations, tools used, that sort of thing.

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#12 posted 12-11-2010 04:17 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 12-11-2010 05:17 PM

I am not very good at putting descriptions into words and rarely write more than a few sentences.

Here is a detailed and extensive tutorial by Andy about his process of boxmaking and sculpting. Andy is really great at describing his entire process in good detail and with photos of the processes.
Hope this helps.

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#14 posted 12-11-2010 07:00 PM

Greg the box looks awesome walnut and blood wood look good together

-- The Olson workshop

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#15 posted 12-11-2010 07:08 PM

looks great

-- Kate,

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