Sculpted "Man Box"

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 10-12-2012 10:45 PM 1929 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made jewelry boxes for my two daughters. My grown (yeah, right!) son said he wanted a box, too. This box varies from others I have done in that it is 5/4 red oak (full 1” thick net). I used this material to allow for deeper carving. The box measures 12”w x 8”d x 7”high. The lift-out tray is 1/4” material milled from the same board. The box is suitable for storing watches, pocket knives, small handguns, and grenades. The bottom os the box and lift-out tray are covered in black felt. The finish is 4 coats of wipe on poly and 3 coats of paste wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 10:49 PM

Wow that’s got lots of movement with the contouring plus the wood grain. A very cool box.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 10:53 PM

I agree with Jim! A lot of movement indeed! Very interesting box!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 11:01 PM

Cool I like it

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 12:11 AM

What a great job, love the way you carved it.

Very fine work.

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 12:16 AM

usually dont like the sculpted boxes to much but this one in oak looks sweet!

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#6 posted 10-13-2012 01:10 AM

Really nice job Ron. You’re really getting the hang of this carving stuff.

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

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#7 posted 10-13-2012 01:31 AM


-- Joel

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#8 posted 10-13-2012 01:37 AM

I’m not usually a big fan of cathedral grained red oak but this is spectacular! Something about the symmetry of the sculpting plus the grain makes this box look alive. Your sculpting skills are remarkable and really fit the wood. I really like how you wrapped the pattern around the corners and over the top. GREAT JOB!

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

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#9 posted 10-13-2012 02:43 AM

Great looking box, oak makes it look rugged.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 10-13-2012 03:44 AM

I really like it. Great design, great use of the wood grain. I really enjoy seeing projects that are that are unique. This piece is one of them.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#11 posted 10-13-2012 04:50 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#12 posted 10-14-2012 12:58 AM

Big congrats on the Top 3! Very well deserved.

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

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#13 posted 10-14-2012 01:16 AM

A nice carved box…guess many more to come

-- 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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#14 posted 10-15-2012 10:03 PM

I likes it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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