Padauka Dots

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Project by JoeyG posted 692 days ago 1722 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just had a little fun with this one. The box is Padauk with a Wenge lid. The lid has Maple inlayed lines with Padauka Dots framed by them. The handle is a small piece of Maple Burl.

Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 692 days ago

Nice Box Joey, that thing really shines. Is that finish Laquer?

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

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#2 posted 692 days ago

Thanks Martin. It’s 3 coats of satin Polycrylic and 2 coats of gloss to finish it off. I am running low on gloss so I used the satin as build up. I used a little gravity fed HVLP gun to apply it.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 692 days ago

Nice work!

You amaze me with the beauty of your projects.

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

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#4 posted 692 days ago

Thanks jay. I have slowed down a bit and tried to do more intricate fun stuff. Working up to one with a lot of detail. I need to do a epoxy inlay soon. I miss doing them, they are fun.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 692 days ago

Really nice color combinations! I like the “dots”.

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

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#6 posted 692 days ago

Whoa Joey! That is my favorite of everything you’ve done. I thought it was one of Andy’s when I first saw it. Your Polycrylic finish continues to amaze me.

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

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#7 posted 692 days ago

Thanks guys.

That’s an awesome compliment Andy. The great thing about the Polycrylic is that after banging their boxes around the house it my kids boxes still look as good as the day I pulled them out of the spray booth. I finished these last two boxes in just a few hours. I sprayed a coat, then waited about 30 mins, sanded and sprayed the next coat. I had to wait a little longer this morning for the last couple of coats, but the humidity is a lot higher today. We had storms last night and clouds today. You should give it a try sometime. My favorite part is when it’s time to clean my spray gun I just put it in the kitchen sink with a little hot water and dish detergent and I’m done.

Thanks again everyone. Your comments mean more than I can say.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 692 days ago

very pretty box

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#9 posted 692 days ago

Both of your just finished boxes are a work of art….Can’t wait to see what’s next….I’m just curious..what is the size of the Padauk & Wenge box…

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

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#10 posted 692 days ago

Cool. Kinda whimsical. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 692 days ago

Nice work, look at the shine…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#12 posted 692 days ago


What great work. This is everything you could want in a box. You have displayed mastery of a myriad of skills and techniques here. The woods, colors, finish, and craftsmanship are all first class. All that said, my favorite part of this particular box is the neat sense of play that it shows. It just looks like you were having fun playing when you made it. This is also a great job on the photos because the daylight captures the sheen of the finish and the conturing of the wood so well. Keep boxing and keep posting. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 692 days ago

Joey: Nice work
Amndy has some catching up to do.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 692 days ago

This is a mighty fine looking box Joey. what a nice wood combination and finish!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#15 posted 692 days ago

Thanks everyone. I normally use the golden rectangle when I am deciding on a size for my boxes. I take the short side and multiply it by 1.62 for the long side. This is not the exact formula but it’s close enough when working with wood. Sometimes I also use the golden box formula which is the same to find the sides but you take it a step farther by dividing the short side by 1.62 to get the height of the box. That being said, this box’s dimensions are 6in X 9.72in X 4in, which is about 1/4 in taller than the formula calls for.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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