Wood Box

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Project by longgone posted 03-06-2011 07:12 AM 1834 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finished it with 7 coats

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 07:14 AM

Anther winner Greg

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 11:58 AM

Very nice box Greg,,

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 12:14 PM

Really nice. Greg, how many hours do you have in that box?

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 01:40 PM

that is just uterly awesome! another fine fine box. very nice

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2011 02:41 PM

So pretty, make me want to reach out and tough it. If I didn’t have a ton of pluming to do I would run down to the shop now and see how bad I could mess up a box :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 03-06-2011 02:50 PM

Very nice, I got lost, wondering, in the contours of the top.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 03-06-2011 04:41 PM

Nice work! That purpleheart must have been a pain to sculpt.

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#8 posted 03-06-2011 04:46 PM

Good stuff Greg!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 03-06-2011 07:02 PM

As always your sculpturing is perfect . I like the low stance on thi one.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 07:14 PM

Sweet work on this one, love the color and shaping…BC

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 07:23 PM

beautiful box. how do you create the carved waves? I love the contrast color projects. I use wenge and spalted maple but this one is sweet.

Stephen (Gator)

-- Gator, Louisiana

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 07:28 PM

great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 08:05 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. These are alot of fun (and work) to make but I enjoy it so much.

ncdon…It takes me between 12-15 hours to make a box and do the sculpting. Some woods sculpt much easier than others and some very hard woods take longer.
Gater…I use a angle grinder to create the sculpting. Home depot has a 4’ rubber pad that lets you convert your grinder for use with 4” sanding discs. The rest is just practice and getting the feel for using a feather light touch instead of a heavy hand. Complete focus and concentration is important to me for doing this.

Many years ago when I met a sculptor in Tennessee who created unbelievable carvings with a chain saw. Much more refined than the standard chainsaw sculptings of bears that were around. I figured that if he could create such fine work with a chainsaw I should be able to sculpt with a grinder.

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#14 posted 03-07-2011 09:20 PM


I completely agree with this wood combo. Very nice. I like the extra work by sculpting the underside of the lid as well as the top. Keep up the great work.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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