Cherry and Bloodwood

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Project by longgone posted 02-28-2012 09:46 PM 2957 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design is very similar to the last box I created. My wife suggested that I make one like it but in a lighter wood. i value her here it is. I do like the cherry and bloodwood combination even though it does not have the highly figured grain as other woods…but then again different is good especially since everyone has different tastes.
So far I have 4 of the seven coats of lacquer on it but I decided to take the photos after buffing it down with 0000 steel wool…hopefully less glare even though I use a satin finish. The photos did seem to come out wwith less glare by doing it this way…so maybe I have found a better way to photograph them.

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 09:50 PM

Another totally awesome box Greg! Make way for another daily top 3 for this one too!!!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 10:18 PM

Put this on your list of very fine boxes,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 10:56 PM

very beautiful greg, you sure do have the shaping down to perfection with these boxes, i look at all of the curves and shapes, i sure would like to see your new room you have for this work, any chance you will post a few pictures… i love this box…you will have quite a showing when you go to the wood working show…good luck…i know you will do well….....grizz

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 11:37 PM

No end in sight to these treasures : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 11:39 PM

Hey great box again Greg. How about making a video of you carving a box on YouTube. I would enjoy watching a master in action. Cheers.

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

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 11:41 PM

You are a master!

I would love to see a full size cabinet (i.e. armoire or end table) done like this.

-- “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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#7 posted 02-29-2012 12:05 AM

Very nice, I really like it.

-- Have a great day.

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 01:29 AM

To Tokolosi, check his website at and the tables are there. Every bit as beautiful as the boxes. I would like to see a how-it’s-done video. Even though the perfection is beyond my current shill level.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 01:42 AM

Greg, that is just excellent! I like Padauk a lot, but this is a good combination. The detail around the lift is very nice and I can see more details of the sculpting. Hope the show crowds are appreciative.

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

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 02:17 AM

Greg, You’ve done it again! Another great choice of woods. I like the contrast but the cherry will likely darken with time for lessdramatic contrast but it will still be beautiful. When you come to Tuksa for gumbo you can give me a sculpting lesson (outdoors!). I’ll furnish the box, beer, shrimp, and gumbo while you furnish the skill/expertise.

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

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 02:27 AM

Nice wood contrast. I like the uniform carving I think a little better than the other style. Great job.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 03:02 AM

Another beautiful box, you have this style mastered. Great craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 02-29-2012 03:11 AM

Awesome carving and the light against the dark gives it beautiful contract, very fluid, great job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#14 posted 02-29-2012 04:20 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 04:50 AM

Another winner Greg! I echo Monte- tutorial!

-- I never finish anyth

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