LumberJocks

Lotus

  • Advertise with us
Project by JoeyG posted 05-02-2012 11:19 PM 1267 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lotus is made from African Mahogany. I used Curly Maple for the inlay lines creating a frame for the lotus that continue around each side of the box. The lotus is a chip carving that after a lot of thought I decided to go with an epoxy inlay. The handle is of Wenge signifying the mud that the lotus begins life in.

Thanks for taking a look.
Comments are most welcome.

Joey

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





29 comments so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

15261 posts in 1548 days


#1 posted 05-02-2012 11:21 PM

This is very kool Joey. Lotsa gr8 detail/s. splines, etc

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

#2 posted 05-02-2012 11:24 PM

Very nice box my friend great job.

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

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 1050 days


#3 posted 05-02-2012 11:25 PM

I really like the way this came out, nice work.

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

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3456 posts in 1152 days


#4 posted 05-02-2012 11:33 PM

Very nice and well done. I love the subtle look/color of the lotus inlay. A beautiful box all the way around.

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

View JoeyG's profile

JoeyG

1259 posts in 1369 days


#5 posted 05-03-2012 12:05 AM

Thanks everyone.

@jaykaypur, I took your advice and filled the hinge pin holes with the same color epoxy as the inlay. I have to say I like it. Thanks for pointing out something I completely over looked.

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

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7886 posts in 1664 days


#6 posted 05-03-2012 12:09 AM

What a beautiful accent for a very classy box, Joey! You did a great job. I still want to try chip carving whenever I get some time. I guess there is always something new to do with woodworking. You are really a nice inspiration! :)

Sheila

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

View JoeyG's profile

JoeyG

1259 posts in 1369 days


#7 posted 05-03-2012 12:15 AM

Thanks Sheila. There are a million things in woodworking I would like to try also. Never enough time to try them all, barely enough to get good at a few. LOL

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

View Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

5252 posts in 2052 days


#8 posted 05-03-2012 12:29 AM

Great looking box Joey. Your lotus carving really adds a nice touch. The African Mahogany really is a nice wood and the inlays do it good. have you considered using a tapered plug to cover the hinge pin holes? I bought a 5/16” tapered plug cutter at Lowes an dit works perfect. After you drill the 1/8th hole for your pin hinge drill a 5/16” hole with a forstner bit.

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

View Borgmc1's profile

Borgmc1

157 posts in 1060 days


#9 posted 05-03-2012 12:45 AM

I love the box it is really nice.

View SisQMark's profile

SisQMark

382 posts in 1344 days


#10 posted 05-03-2012 12:50 AM

Awesome job Joey!! I like every thing about it, Love the inlay work. Great job my friend. How are you doing anyway? I’m good, but haven’t been in the shop lately though. Have a good night.
Mark~

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

View vipond33's profile

vipond33

1405 posts in 1242 days


#11 posted 05-03-2012 12:59 AM

A nice touch with the scalloping carried through. An unusual pivot point too, was there a reason for this?
I can’t chip carve to save my life so I’m glad there are guys like you to keep this decoration alive, Nice work.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

View degoose's profile

degoose

7051 posts in 2099 days


#12 posted 05-03-2012 01:01 AM

Nice box,nice story

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

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

11478 posts in 1434 days


#13 posted 05-03-2012 01:28 AM

Another nice one Joey. That mahogany is really nice and you have that carving/epoxy thing down pat. Did you cut the dados for the maple inlays on the table saw? Also what ever became of the Grinch?

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

View lew's profile

lew

10151 posts in 2499 days


#14 posted 05-03-2012 01:36 AM

Another beauty, Joey.
I really like the thoughts that went into the design.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View MontanaBob's profile

MontanaBob

450 posts in 1428 days


#15 posted 05-03-2012 03:03 AM

Beautiful box, really like the carving, and inlays

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

showing 1 through 15 of 29 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase