Padauk & Walnut Palm Box

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Today I completed this Padauk palm box for next weeks show I am doing. The accents are walnut and the finish is 3 coats of teak oil. It is 6×9x5 and is just an open box with no dividers…just a black velvet bottom.
The photo is a bit dark…but my photography is a work in progress…just bought a new lens yesterday and I am stilll playing with it.

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 01:31 AM

Don’t take this the wrong way,because I admire artistic woodworking, but it looks like a box you would expect to see in a movie where satan would keep his souls in. I love to work with Padauk, it has such a deep mysterous look after you finish it. I have always wanted to try using a grinding wheel to shape exotic woods. WHen I get better and back in the shop, I will have to try my hand at it. I may be emailing with questions about how to do this and that.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 02:18 AM

Nice work Greg. I see I still have a ways to go.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 02:33 AM

Love it, it’s one of my favorites.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 02:55 AM

wow greg, that is a pretty amazing box, i just love it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 03:15 AM

Greg – I am running out of adjectives to describe your masterpieces. They just keep getting more outrageous! Best of luck at the show.

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

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 03:18 AM

Another very stunning outstanding piece. Your carving ability amazes me and I still see lemon merange pie just a bit burnt.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 03:48 AM

Nice box Greg. It looks futuristic to me. Something out of Starwars? How thick is the wood to be able to carve so deeply? I bet you have had some interesting “oops” moments. I am working on a Padauk jewelry box like my birdseye box. I wish I could keep the brilliant orange color. It is nice later as a dark red, but that orange is eye catching.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 10-09-2011 04:12 AM

I am with amagineer – that looks like something the devil would store his really nasty stuff in. Knowing what was in Pandora box, that is what I would think it would have looked like. But really sweet work.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#9 posted 10-09-2011 04:19 AM

Most of the time the colors are reversed. I really like what you did having the Padauk as the main color. I thought about it in the past with bloodwood & thought it might be too much. Obviously I was wrong. Really nice box. Hope you sell plenty at the next show.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#10 posted 10-09-2011 04:25 AM

I really like the walnut accent.

-- Chuck

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#11 posted 10-09-2011 06:04 AM

amagineer & razorbak91313…A friend of mine also said it looks like the devils keepsake box…hope the devil shows up at the show next weekend with some cash!

CalgaryGeoff…my wife thinks the padauk looks like the inside of a pumpkin before I put the finish on it.

Robert…the padauk is 3/4”. I keep pushing how deep I sculpt it and I have to keep measuring with calipers where the bottom is dadoed into the side…don’t want to grind too deep. I don’t know if the box looks like Star Wars design but my wife thinks I look like Darth Vader when I have I Trend Air Shield on…but I definitely need it with the dust.

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#12 posted 10-09-2011 06:21 AM

I agree it looks Kind of demonic, I like the others you made better. Beautifully work though.

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#13 posted 10-09-2011 06:32 AM

It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 10-09-2011 07:31 AM

Great piece and the teak oil looks alot better than I imagined. Think I’ll have to pick some up.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#15 posted 10-09-2011 08:15 AM

Done it again Greg. Another beauty It seems to me that each one is more dramatically (and daringly) sculpted. Surely the limit is near. I’m glad to hear you have the Darth Vader gear because I know that Paduk dust. I quite like the smell but what an irritant.

Another great box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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