a couple of boxes

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Project by Vince posted 01-26-2012 10:43 PM 1269 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first attempt at making boxes using the grinder. I watched the tutorial on this web site and went for it. The first box is oak ,just waves . The second box is pine with mahogany stain and a maple rain drop. The third box is oak with a little bit of purple heart accents on the lid. This was alot of fun to make but very dirty and dusty.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 10:58 PM

Really nice looking boxes.

Its not a mess. Its sawdust. There is a difference.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 11:01 PM

A good variety of unique boxes ,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 11:16 PM

Great looking boxes. I’ve been thinking about trying something like this, now I just have that much more inspiration.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 11:54 PM

Got the box sculpting bug? It is contageious. Lookin good.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 12:36 AM

Those are all very nice boxes. Man that 3rd one is very very well done. Its just a cool looking box.

I’ve followed along here as well on the tutorial but YOU have definitely inspired me to give these a try. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 12:51 AM

Really neat boxes, it’s hard to pick a favorite

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 01:43 AM

Nice job. I’m might have to try out that cross box myself. I look at it and start asking myself, what shapes can I sculpt into my boxes next time. Thanks for the inspiration. As you said these are a lot of fun and as Greg said, they are very addictive. Thanks for sharing your art work with us.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 02:50 AM

Very good work. Much inspiritation shown here. Ya gotta love what you do.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 03:22 AM

Nice…looks fun…Where can one find the tutorial ?

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 04:01 AM

First attempt? Amazing boxes. The second and third are my favorites. Incorporating figures into the carving was inspired. I am totally envious of you skill with the grinder. I pretty much hated my attempts (but somebody bought them so I don’t have to look at them!).

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

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#11 posted 01-27-2012 07:02 AM

Congrats on your first attempt at these sculptured boxes, you did a very nice job. Keep up the good work.


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#12 posted 01-27-2012 07:06 AM

Not too shabby for your first attempts! Great lookin’ boxes, I really like the rain drop one.

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#13 posted 01-27-2012 02:54 PM

all very unique, and beautiful. I like the “rain-drop” very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 01-27-2012 03:14 PM

Wow! This is beautiful.


-- 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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#15 posted 01-28-2012 06:12 PM

Nice, I’ve been contemplating trying the grinder technique, you mentioned a tutorial. Could you post a link?

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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