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Project by JoeyG posted 574 days ago 1043 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from Marblewood and Purpleheart. When I began it, I had plans to take the grinder to it and make it one of my sculpted boxes but as it began to take shape it began to feel like maybe I shouldn’t sculpt it. Once I added the Purpleheart plugs it began to feel sorta Aztec to me so I cut the sides to a 7 degree angle. Then I added a slight angle to the lid. Once again, I could not find a lift that worked so I went without. Just a little pressure at the back and it lifts nice and easy. The hard part is finding the back.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 574 days ago

Very awesome wood. I do think that it was fine without the carving.

-- 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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JoeyG

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#2 posted 574 days ago

I still plan to use some to sculpt with, I have a feeling it’s got some great grain hidden in there, but this box is square and it just didn’t “feel” right to sculpt it.

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 574 days ago

Very nice woods and the box looks great.

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 574 days ago

Wow Joey, that is some wild looking wood! I agree that sculpted boxes should be rectangular (don’t know why but it just seems right). The purpleheart plugs are interesting additions. Do the pics accurately reflect the color of the marblewood? The only marblewood I’ve seen was in one of Greg’s sculpted boxes. You forgot to post the dimensions and finish (just a friendly reminder). This is a very cool box! Have you ever cut the top splines deeper to act as stops for the lid?

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

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shipwright

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#5 posted 574 days ago

Nice box…. amazing color from that marblewood.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 574 days ago

That is a seriously strange looking box, due to the grain, I think. My eyes want to slide around on it. Sculpting that would have been interesting. I have never used that wood. It looks like you had fun with it. Great work.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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sedcokid

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#7 posted 574 days ago

Joey,You have created another masterpiece of a box! The Marblewood is outstanding and when you added the Purpleheart it just topped it all off!! Outstanding!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 574 days ago

Cool looking grain on this one Joey. Nice accents with the Purple heart as well thank for showing…BC

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 574 days ago

Fantastic…Another really nice box Joey….I really like the marblewood. I do not see marblewood here often at the lumberyard and I keep looking for it in hopes of buying more.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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lanwater

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#10 posted 574 days ago

This pretty good looking box.

I need to get myself some marblewood.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 574 days ago

It truly is a temple.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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JoeyG

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#12 posted 574 days ago

@Andy, the colors are pretty true to life. Not exact of coarse but close. The size of the box is 7 1/4X7 1/4X3 1/4, and the finish is Polycrylic as always.

@everyone, Thanks for the kind words. A little about the Marblewood. It is hard and heavy. It does sand up easily using the ROS, but I would imagine if I sculpted it and had a lot of hand sanding to do, it would be a major PITA. Be sure to wear some sort of mask. I forgot it when I threw it on the table saw to cut the angel on the sides and my sinuses burned for hours for some reason. It’s not something I forget often, but I paid for it this time.

Thanks again everyone.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 574 days ago

Nice box Joey. I think that was a good decision because sculpting could not add to that beautiful grain pattern.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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JoeyG

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#14 posted 574 days ago

Thanks Jim. I think with the shape of the box, not sculpting was the correct choice, but in a different box, I think it could really make the grain sweep across the box. Greg did an excellent job with it in one of his boxes.

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

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Roger

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#15 posted 574 days ago

A very beautiful box. Gr8 wood combos, and design. Really nice Joey

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

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