Chechen with Box Elder Cross

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Project by JoeyG posted 12-13-2012 10:43 PM 1556 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sold the other Chechen Box to a gentleman in Canada. He went ahead and commissioned this piece at the same time. I am extremely happy with how this box turned out.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 10:46 PM

Dynamite! You nailed it ..

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 10:49 PM

Beautiful! That box elder wood is just amazing. Nice nice job!

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

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 10:54 PM

Good work joey

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 11:18 PM

Really nice. Chechen has some of the wildest grain. I really like it.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 11:26 PM

Very nice Joey, another great looking box.

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 11:48 PM

Box elder is so cool when you find the right piece.

Excellent job, very beautiful.

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 11:52 PM

Stunning work. That box elder is some fancy stuff there.

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 11:55 PM

very cool, looks great!

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 12:16 AM

Your box building is getting to be very outstanding. It always was awesome, but, you are definitely gitten er done

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 01:18 AM

Joey…it looks great…! The box elder reminds me of strawberry swirl ice cream with a few specs of chocolate chips.

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 01:39 AM

joey this is one wild and wonderful boxes, man it almost looks kinda spooky…lol, those swirls really come to life, the box elder here is really nice and the wood for the box is really beautiful…this is one cool box, great build…grizz

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 02:24 AM

Great box and an amazing wood combo. Your finish continues to amaze. Greg is right, that does look just like strawberry swirl ice cream. I gotta try Polycrylic again (gloss,semi,or satin?)

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

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#13 posted 12-14-2012 02:31 AM

Thanks everyone. I used the Box Elder because of a initial miss communication with my client. When I read the email I thought that he said he didn’t want the curly maple like I did on the other Chechen box that he bought. So I suggested Box Elder, because it would look like the blood left on the cross after the crucifixion. He like the idea so I rolled with it. I don’t think I could have made a better choice, and I am glad that our little miss communication worked out as well as it did. That is not always the case.

Andy, this box is gloss, but I usually keep a can of satin around. Sometimes things don’t have to be shiny… right????

Did somebody say strawberry ice cream? I would love some. LOL

Thanks a bunch guys. I hope you all have a wonder holiday season.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#14 posted 12-14-2012 02:35 AM

My client just told me that he is going to tell the person that he got it for that the beetle holes are from the crown of thorns. I love how the meanings on a piece of art keep getting deeper and deeper.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 12-14-2012 02:49 AM

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

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

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