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Project by JoeyG posted 07-16-2012 05:13 PM 1809 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started off with a Bubinga box with a Walnut lid. I went to add the miter keys and likedthe way the White Oak looked next to the Bubinga. So I added 2 Oak and 1 Walnut miter key to each corner. At this point I need to pull the Oak into the lid, so I wrapped the Walnut with White Oak. After looking at it that way I decided I also needed to pull the Bubinga up onto the lid. So I did the inlays. I have been doing this quite a bit recently so I decided to miter where the Bubinga strips cross. I think it’s a very nice detail. Then looking around the shop I spied a piece of spalted oak I saved from the fireplace last winter and instantly knew I had found the medallion and handle.

I like this one a lot. Thanks for taking a look and for any comments you would like to leave.

Joey

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 05:24 PM

Joey, that is really beautiful. Love the wood. Workmanship is awesome.

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

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patron

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 05:30 PM

i’d say you nailed it joey

well maybe splined

this is gorgeous !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 05:32 PM

Thanks David and Monte. My wife has been eyeballing it. I think I might have to hide it until the show. LOL

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

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 05:34 PM

OH JOEY, this lid is about to blow up it spectacular. Nice work thanks for posting…BC

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JoeyG

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 05:37 PM

Thanks BC, now I am off to do some more finish work. I may have another box to post today, if I can keep from getting any runs. LOL

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

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Granddaddy1

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 05:53 PM

GREAT box, Joey! The wood combination is spectacular, and the subtle shaping makes the unusual wood character and combinations pop. Good job!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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majuvla

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 06:17 PM

Wonderfull box, nice colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Davisson

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#8 posted 07-16-2012 06:40 PM

Joey, spectacular work! What finish did you use?

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 07-16-2012 06:40 PM

Ah yes, the figure in that oak is wonderful, it definately deserved a better fate than the stove :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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JoeyG

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#10 posted 07-16-2012 06:45 PM

Thanks everyone. I use Polycrylic and a cheap HVLP gun.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-16-2012 07:42 PM

Very nice job! Great choice and placement of wood!!..............Jim

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 07-16-2012 07:47 PM

Joey Never to be repeated

Tell the wife to put a sold sticker on it

Then it can still go to the show and the

wife gets a fantastic looking box

Win Win

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 07-16-2012 08:02 PM

Joey, I can’t believe you would pull out the private stash of spalted oak in order to top Bella on her boxes…..

I do like the lid though…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#14 posted 07-16-2012 08:08 PM

Lookin’ good Joey…! All of the extra time and thoght you put into the top has really made a difference.
Hope you are having some good sales with your boxes.

-- 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

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Roger

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#15 posted 07-16-2012 08:39 PM

I like this one a lot also. The wood combos go well together. Nice all the way around. :)

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

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