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Project by JoeyG posted 04-17-2012 10:56 PM 1517 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little pencil box has sides made of Walnut and the front and back are padauk. The lid is laminated walnut and purpleheart. I wasn’t real sure where I wanted to take the sculpting, but I am really happy with where I ended up.

Thanks for taking a look.
Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 11:07 PM

That is a beautiful box. Really like the way the walnut sorta “wraps” around the box as a border. The way you did the top is really nice too. Great job all the way around.

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

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 11:11 PM

Nice Joey, how is working with Paduk? I am choosing wood for my next project and I’ve never used Paduk. Can you give me an idea how it machines, like soft maple or Walnut. Thanks

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

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wild bill franklin

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 11:26 PM

super job Joeyg, colors are beautifull . I would like to try making one one day!! Where does Paduk come from ?

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

#4 posted 04-17-2012 11:26 PM

Very nice great looking wood.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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JoeyG

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 11:27 PM

Thanks guys. Padauk is a dream to work with. It machines well, sands well and finishes well. It will also leave your shop smelling wonderful and a light orange dust over everything.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 11:40 PM

Willie, Padauk comes from Africa or Asia, here is the wiki link for it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarpus

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 12:15 AM

looks great. The top reminds me of different shades of sand that sometimes accumulate along the shoreline and are washed away a bit at a time by the water.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 12:44 AM

That turned out really nice Joey. My attempt at sculpting laminated woods not so well. Search ‘boxes gone wild’ on LJ for another sculpted laminated project that is really wild! You finish is also very nice. Rattle can satin lacquer???

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

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JoeyG

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#9 posted 04-18-2012 01:06 AM

Thanks Andy, I used 4 coats of polycrylic I sprayed on with my cheap hvlp gun. I’ll have to take a look at that project. I tried laminating once before, I think it worked much better this time around. I think I was simply more patient and let it happen. The last one, I remember trying to force the box to work instead of just letting the grinder do it’s thing.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-18-2012 01:37 AM

Great looking box. Nice grind.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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degoose

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#11 posted 04-18-2012 01:38 AM

Oh so different … so many steps over ordinary…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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JoeyG

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#12 posted 04-18-2012 01:45 AM

Thank you, My wife hated the colors in this box until I had sculpted it. Now she loves it. I have to admit I second guessed myself about my wood choice but it just felt right. Then I just kind of let the grinder flow over it until a shape started to emerge. It was funny, because it took maybe 20 mins to sculpt. The grinder did it’s thing and when it was done I turned it off and sat it aside.

I wish I could say the sanding on took 20 mins. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 04-18-2012 02:19 AM

Thanks Joey, I forgot you were the Polycrylic guy.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#14 posted 04-18-2012 03:10 AM

Lookin good Joey. Laminating really seems to add a nice touch and the wood combinations work well together.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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SisQMark

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#15 posted 04-18-2012 04:10 AM

This is very cool Joey. I love the wood combos, I have used the same three woods on some of my projects. I guess you know, great minds think a like huh? LOL. Awesome sculpting job! How are you doing these days?
Mark~

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

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