My second attempt at a layered sculpted box

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Project by longgone posted 03-11-2013 03:47 AM 4491 views 38 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is attempt #2 at a layered and sculpted box. My first one was also pakauk and maple and I had several thin boards remaining from the resawing since installing my riser block on the bandsaw….you gotta play with and experiment with the new toys..! The first had the padauk on the outer layer and this one has the maple on the outer layer.
I really have been having fun with the laminating press I put together….it opens up a whole new creative avenue.
Sculpting in itself is a challenge…but trying to get the second layer looking like more than just blotches showing through took alot of trial and error.
I incorporated the new lift design that I have been using lately. The bottom is lined with a bright red leather.
12×8x4 3/4” with a lacquer finish.

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 03:52 AM


Great to see your evolution.

My first response was “like going to the cicus as a kid.”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 03:57 AM

A great innovation super job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 04:16 AM

these boxes are just sick in a good way. You have to much talent. Awesome design.

-- mike c

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#4 posted 03-11-2013 04:27 AM


-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 03-11-2013 04:33 AM

Wow! I knew you were on to something!! Something Wonderful!!
Just Amazing!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 04:45 AM

Bee-U-tiff-full. How did you join the corners?

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 05:14 AM

Thanks guys…! This was a really fun box to make since I am exploring a variation of my sculpting.

Thomas…I am glad it reminded you of the circus as a kid…the circus was always a lot of fun for me. My wife thinks it would look good for storing those round red and white mint candies in.

Jim…thanks…the innovation always keeps it interesting and fun…

Mike…I don’t know if I would consider it talent or just persistence and alot of hours in the workshop…

CalgaryGeoff…thank you again…

Robert…new ideas really do get the adrenaline going and hopefully flow into new ideas…that is what makes woodworking so enjoyable for us woodworkeres…

Tim…thanks…the corners are mitered…this is the look I like best because it allows me to wrap the grain…however, the grain wrap doesn’t show as much with the layering..

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#8 posted 03-11-2013 05:35 AM

Greg, your boxland name and your work keep evolving. Of course this is stunning, but this new layered venture will evolve into something even more beautiful as you study and vary the technique. It sure is fun watching to see what you will do next. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 03-11-2013 05:39 AM

As beautiful as this is, I can only imagine the ride to come. Keep it up sir!

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

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 05:47 AM

definitely design porn, bordering on wood porn, holy smokes.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 06:43 AM

Did you use corner splines or some other joinery, or maybe a butt joint? I’wondering how you were able to carve without exposing the joinery.

-- tim hill

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 07:32 AM

beautiful work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 03-11-2013 10:13 AM

you are on one crazy road..I’m enjoying the ride!

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#14 posted 03-11-2013 12:42 PM

verry nice i must say!


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#15 posted 03-11-2013 12:46 PM

This lamination thing really takes your boxes in a new and beautiful direction, Greg.

Now you’ve got me thinking about ways to incorporate this idea into my own boxes.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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