Rosewood Cross

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Project by JoeyG posted 03-16-2012 04:37 PM 1714 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So far this is my favorite box. It is made from Santos Rosewood with a cross inlay and handle of curly maple. The dimensions are roughly 4in X 8in X 4in deep. The finish is 4 coats of polycrylic gloss. The Rosewood was already beautiful, but once I took the grinder to her, she came alive. Santos Rosewood is my new favorite wood. It’s easy to work with and is possible one of the prettiest woods available. IMHO. I will be using it more often now that I know what a joy it is to work with.

I know that the picture quality isn’t as good as it could be, I have plans to make a photo booth soon. I have seen some get idea’s for it here on LJ’s. I also hope to upgrade my camera at some point in the near future.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 04:49 PM

Your work keeps getting better and better. This one is fantastic!

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

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 04:51 PM

It is beautifull Joey!

-- “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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#3 posted 03-16-2012 04:52 PM

Thank you. I have fallen in love with the rosewood. I don’t want to work with anything else at the moment LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 04:54 PM

Great box ,fantastic wood, cool design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 05:27 PM

Wow! This is really a special box! I also love the rosewood and think it looks incredible. Again, your finish is also wonderful and overall it is a beautiful piece!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 05:29 PM

Nice! I like this one even better. Excellent work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 05:32 PM

Great looking box Joey. Excellent wood choice…the rosewood is a nice choice

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 05:35 PM

Awesome box Joey. You are right, that wood is Just beautiful!! I just ordered some grinder bits for my dremel tool so I could try something like this, only on a smaller scale. What kind of grinder do you use? Hey Joey, you’ve got a winner here. Take care my friend.

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

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks everyone. I felt this one was something special, it’s great to have that reinforced with your comments.

How are ya Mark? I use a craftsman rt angle grinder I inherited. It works for now. I want something smaller. There is only so much control with these big grinders. Plus I feel like I can get tighter lines with a smaller wheel. That will have to come at another time. Maybe once I sell these boxes I will have a little extra green to get one. If you want to see what I use you can find it here

That’s the blog I did on how I sculpt my boxes.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 05:42 PM

Very nice. Artwork!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 05:56 PM

I’m good, just getting over a bad cold, how are you? And thanks for the info Joey. Of course this is a tool that I don’t have. I do have an air driven rt angle grinder, maybe I could get some bit for that. LOL

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

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 05:59 PM

That grain on that rosewood is unbelievable! Really nice piece! You are a bundle of energy my friend. I cant keep up with what you are working on….but I enjoy the updates.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 06:03 PM

I am good, enjoy this early spring. I would think that a pneumatic grinder would work. I don’t know about the rpms though. The only air tools I really use are nailers and spray guns. LOL. I know you can get the sanding discs I show in one of those blog entries at both of the big box stores. As long as the arbors are the same, it should work. They are usually around 5 bucks so even if it doesn’t for some reason you wouldn’t be out to much.

What kind of grinders are you using on your dremel. I have been fighting with that lately. They are expensive for such little bits and I don’t want to waist a lot of money trying to find what I will like, so I have put off getting any.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#14 posted 03-16-2012 06:04 PM

Thanks Bart, don’t forget I also take care of the kids full time. I am just trying to get established so that when my youngest goes to school next year, my wife doesn’t send me back to work. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 03-16-2012 06:23 PM

That is a great looking box and design. You are doing beautiful projects in that shop. Very nice craftsmanship and a heck-of-a job!

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

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