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Project by JoeyG posted 09-27-2012 01:57 PM 1051 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was commissioned as a gift for a wine lover. I was given complete creative freedom with this one. I knew I wanted something that highlighted the wine it would house, but not compete with it. I decide early on to use Cherry since it has such a elegant beauty to it. As I was trying to figure out what to do for the lid I happened to spot a piece of Box Elder I had in the lumber bin. I pulled it out and it looked like someone had spilt wine all over it. After that it was just a matter of the little details. Once again a lift just didn’t work so I went with the finger ”???” space. What every you call that little indention. I have foam on order to mold to the bottle shape, then I will cover it with a burgundy fabric.

The box is large enough to hold two bottle of wine and is meant to sit on a table as a display. At first I had thought to make it portable, but every way I tried to think to add a lock and carrying handle just took away from the box.

As always, it’s finished in Polycrylic. I may go back and buff with wax before my client comes to pick it up, just to add a little more depth to the finish.

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

Joey

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 02:03 PM

Very nice job.the box elder was a nice touch.

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

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 02:04 PM

Thanks Monte, it gave me a good name also. LOL

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

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 02:14 PM

I love it!!..............Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 02:16 PM

Bloody good one!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 02:26 PM

Very good choice of woods to use – great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 02:42 PM

Using the box elder for the splines pulled this together very nicely.
Well done

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 03:11 PM

Nice box, Joey! It’s amazing how the box elder DOES look like you spilled wine on it and tried to wipe it off. This one will look amazing after buffing.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#8 posted 09-27-2012 03:29 PM

Oh yes. That’s a beauty! I’m sure they’ll appreciate the box, just as much as the wine.

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

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#9 posted 09-27-2012 03:49 PM

Joey, What a beautiful work of art, the Boxelder is absolutely awesome!!! I really like the rounded corners & the Boxelder splines, realy makes this one pop….. In Minnesota most folks will not even use Boxelder for firewood, this is certainly a great alternitive to letting it rot or throwing in the burn pile, I will have to see if I can find some. How about photos of the inside when completed….Thanks.
P.S. Speaking of boxelder, I have about 2 million Boxelder Bugs on the south side of my Body Shop today only 55 degrees 10:45 A.M….................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#10 posted 09-27-2012 03:54 PM

@ Jack. Once I get the inside completed I will add the pics here in the comments. I have a local guy who mills box elder for his scrolling clients. I thought it looked really cool and grabbed a board. Now that I have worked with it, I will be getting more. It does have a strange smell. Just this side of stink. LOL. That’s the ambrosia beetle correct? I believe the same bug does the same thing to maple. I’ll have to research that a bit to make sure.

@ everyone. Thanks for the kind words.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 09-27-2012 05:39 PM

Another nice box Joey a lot of character with the top …The box elder is a really pretty wood. I have never seen any around here in Louisiana.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

#12 posted 09-27-2012 06:02 PM

Very nice box lov the top

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

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 06:24 PM

Awesome Job!! Love the Box Elder gorgeous red color!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 09-27-2012 09:32 PM

Brilliant wood choice! It’s a beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#15 posted 09-27-2012 10:11 PM

In my opinion, that is the prettiest box I have ever seen. This is your best as far as I am concerned. A fine job of design, wood choice and finish. The finger space for the lid lift is genius and fits just right.

Joey, this is a great box and your client is gonna be ecstatic!

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

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