Walnut and padauk

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Project by JoeyG posted 09-30-2011 06:55 PM 2183 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This my first attempt and carving a box with a right angle grinder as Andy has shown us all how to do so elegantly. I enjoyed this one very much and believe I will keep it for myself. I have plans for more boxes in this style. The box is made of walnut, with a padauk inlay and keys. The bottom is made of cedar.

Thanks for taking a look

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 06:58 PM

Hello JoeyG

You have done a beautiful work on this box

I like the concept
In the future perhaps for me ...............

Andy is the master for this style
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 07:20 PM

I thought this was one of Greg’s at first, and that’s a huge compliment.

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

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 07:49 PM

Thank you. I take that as a compliment. Greg’s work is incredible. The carving is so much fun. I want to take the grinder to everything now. LOL I have to stop myself and remember that not everything needs texture.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 07:53 PM

Very cool, you will make Andy proud

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 08:09 PM

This is very nice ,not only the carving , but the wood and finish are right on. Great build .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 10:19 PM

And now there were three… Andy, Greg and thee.
I know that there are others who make these but that did not rhyme…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 09-30-2011 11:36 PM

JoeyG…Great job …and this is your first box. These can , and do become very addictive. I look forward to seeing more of your boxes

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#8 posted 10-01-2011 01:15 AM

Thanks Greg, I always look at your boxes in amazement. This is not my first box, just the first on I have carved on with my right angle grinder. I did some earlier in the year, but all I had was a drum sander for my drill press. I like the way they turned out, but this kind of carving is just plain fun. I went out to my local woodworking store this evening looking at the different options for grinders. Don’t know whether I should get a dremel or something else. If you don’t mind me asking, what do you use. I am looking for more control and maybe even a smaller grinding wheel. I used a 4 + inch flap sand paper wheel on this box. While I am very pleased with how it came out, I see so much more potential in this style with a little more control and options on wheel size.

Thanks again

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#9 posted 10-01-2011 01:39 AM

Wonderful looking box, you did a fine job.
Better than any I have done.
Keep up the great work.

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#10 posted 10-01-2011 02:33 AM

I use several different tools…I recently bought a Arbortech Mini carver which is great for roughing out wood and I also have a 4” grinder with a sanding attachment i bought at Home Depot. I also use a Foredom electric carver for details and smaller work
Any way you approach it there is a ton of dust and alot of hand sanding for getting it right.

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#11 posted 10-01-2011 03:23 AM

Beautiful! Hard to imagine this is your first carved box. My first was a disaster! (and the next ones weren’t bragging material either). I admire your talent. I may try the flap wheel as the flat sanding disc didn’t work great for me.

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

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#12 posted 10-01-2011 03:38 AM

very nice !!! first shot at sculpting really nice !!! looks like candy awesome finish

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#13 posted 10-01-2011 06:29 AM

Beautiful box, great colors, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 10-01-2011 09:19 AM

Very nice box. The separate feet carved out of the body are a nice touch. I made one out of walnut, padauk, and maple that looks similar.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#15 posted 10-04-2011 04:43 PM

Well done and its nice to get positive comments from some of the master on here which you have done. I look fwd to trying this style one day.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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