Here we go again...another layered experiment...

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Project by longgone posted 03-30-2013 08:44 PM 2283 views 13 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So many ideas and so little time…I’ve got to start sleeping less…!
My next show is a week from today (have to set up Friday night) and I am having entirely too much fun getting as much done as possible…Just when I thinks it is time to take a break a new idea pops into my head that I just have to give it a go.
This box is layered with Walnut and spalted oak.
The new laminating press is working great…had to reinforce it…but now…WOW…really does the job..!
The spalted oak has been in my lumber pile for about 5 years and I could tell it was getting restless.
I found these small box latches that I really like…so I decided to buy a few. This is the first box I used one on and I will definitely use them again…just placed an order for more…
I still have to finish the inside removable tray. Thre box bottom and tray bottom are lined with Ostrich hide…first time I used Ostrich and I really like the look…I will add photos of the interior once I complete the tray.

The box is 10×6x4 1/2” tall and sealed with lacquer after a light coat of BLO.

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 09:01 PM

Awesome job! Looks great

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 09:02 PM

Looks good. Reminds me of Reeses Peanut Butter. I love anything with Reeses.

Anyway, box is great.

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 09:11 PM

Like Monte Pittman my first thought was a chocolate bar, great job

-- Joel

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 09:26 PM

Greg, You have GREAT IDEAS! Keep’em a coming!! This is another beautiful Box!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 12:04 AM

I’ve seen theses carved boxes before and thought they were cool, but this just blows me away. It’s inspiring.

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 12:07 AM

Wicked cool

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 12:10 AM

marble cake?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 12:21 AM

Wild looking one, Greg. I like it. Good job!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 12:41 AM

Great wood combination (Monte’s right: chocolate and peanut butter) ,beautiful sculpting, maybe the brass catch will grow on me but it is so metal! But that’s why they make Fords and Chevys right?

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

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#10 posted 03-31-2013 12:44 AM

I agree with Monte, it does have the coloring of the candy. It is one of my favorite boxes to date.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 03-31-2013 12:54 AM

Greg, love the box.

Where are you getting those latches? I haven’t seen them before.


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#12 posted 03-31-2013 12:55 AM

Thanks guys…! I never envisioned it as peanut butter and chocolate, Reeses or marble cake when I was creating it…but who knows? I just hope no one trys to take a bite ot of it at one of the upcoming shows… Maybe i should have named it “EYE CANDY”...

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#13 posted 03-31-2013 01:03 AM

Nice work, very creative.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#14 posted 03-31-2013 06:02 AM

I vote for the peanut butter chocolate too. :)

-- Kyle

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 07:27 AM

Awesome work Greg!!
Nice one!

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

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