Sculpted "Man Box"

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 648 days ago 1733 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 648 days ago

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 648 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 648 days ago

Cool I like it

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#4 posted 648 days ago

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

Very fine work.

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Mike Gager

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#5 posted 648 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 648 days ago

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

-- 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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#7 posted 648 days ago


-- Joel

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#8 posted 648 days ago

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 648 days ago

Great looking box, oak makes it look rugged.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 648 days ago

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 647 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#12 posted 647 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 647 days ago

A nice carved box…guess many more to come

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#14 posted 645 days ago

I likes it

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

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