Red Oak Sculpted Box

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 06-23-2012 08:42 PM 2044 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted box in red oak. Dimensions are 11”w x 7”d x 5 1/2”h. I resawed and planed the oak to 1/2” thickness, and built the box with mitered corners. I used 1/4” plywood for the box bottom. This is the first box I’ve made with a lift out divided tray. The tray is made with 1/4” thick radiata pine (resawn from 3/4” stock) and a 1/8” baltic birch plywood bottom. The bottom of the box and try are lined with felt.

The sculpting was done with a random orbital sander. I started with 40x paper and worked up to 220x. I have to admit that the ROS is not the optimal tool for this purpose, but it will get the job done. An angle grinder with a carving disc or coarse sanding disc would work faster and better. The finish is stain, 3 coats wipe on poly, then paste wax.

This box was made for one of my daughters.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 08:46 PM

Very nicely done. Your daughter should be thrilled.

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

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#2 posted 06-23-2012 09:29 PM

I really like the sculpted pattern. It is a great looking box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 06-23-2012 09:35 PM

Beautiful box and beautiful wood too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-23-2012 10:17 PM

Beautiful Looking Box. How long did it take to get it sanded?

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

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#5 posted 06-23-2012 11:06 PM

absolutely gorgeous…

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#6 posted 06-23-2012 11:35 PM

Wow..Outta sight!! GREAT box!!!..........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-23-2012 11:45 PM

That is awesome! Nicely done.


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#8 posted 06-24-2012 12:31 AM

That’s some pure-bread project there now. Very awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 06-24-2012 01:13 AM

Another super sculpted box from your shop. I really like the symmetry of your sculpting. Whatever you used to stain that oak was just right and the color complements the sculpting. You may have to come visit me to teach me how to do the sculpting. My attempts were pathetic! (so I gave up)

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

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#10 posted 06-24-2012 01:34 AM

Very nice work. The symetrical balance you maintained was a toughie, I’ll bet. Nice project.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 06-24-2012 01:36 AM

Lucky doughter !
Well done and the sculpting is supreme .
Love the color .

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 06-24-2012 02:19 AM

Very nice piece and a great job.

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

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#13 posted 06-24-2012 03:49 AM

Neat ! You were definitely thinking “outside the box” so to speak when you made this. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#14 posted 06-24-2012 04:17 AM

Great box, love the sculpter and color.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 06-24-2012 05:57 AM

Amazing! Great job and I love the sculpting pattern on the box.

-- Ben from IL

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