Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 04-23-2013 01:03 AM 2542 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is an experiment for a new texture I want to play around with. I

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 01:11 AM

im really interested in how and where this will go greg, so im one of the peanut gallery,,,ill bring the dogs and rootbeer floats..someone else bring the pop corn, and we can watch this come together…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 01:16 AM

I’m thinking the pastel blue background doesn’t bring the details out in the picture?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 01:17 AM

That is interesting Greg – I like the concept and look forward to following the progress you make.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 01:31 AM

Sandblast a little longer? I think that will do the trick! I’m liking it

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 01:34 AM

I am with Grizz, I’ll bring the popcorn. Again you’re creating a new direction and we haven’t caught up with the last one! Great work as always.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 01:52 AM

I like that rustic look. The sandblasting gives it that antique modern look. May have to get someone to do some sandblasting for me. Keep us posted on further developments.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-23-2013 03:24 AM

Greg: You are going down a new path and experiencing a new technique. I envy you. Keep us updated on your sandblasting work.

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

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#8 posted 04-23-2013 04:49 AM

looks great, Greg. I think you should also experiment with bead blasting.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#9 posted 04-23-2013 07:28 AM

Interesting work, Greg.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 09:30 AM

LOOKS GREAT! again, I admire the little things like the perfect cutout to lift the lid and how precisely your lids line up with the box.

Something else to try… if you can find something to adhere to the box while sandblasting, you may be able to block out the sandblast effect and create patterns/designs, similar to how artists will do so on glass. It would fit in with the style of your other boxes, too!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 04-23-2013 02:24 PM

Thanks everyone…this opens up some new directions for my box appearances. My biggest problem with blasting is the lack of good lighting inside the cabinet and I can hardly see what I am doing. I ordered a special light for inside blast cabinets that should help. I am also going to build a access door for the cabinet top to allow additional access.
I also need to try different blast media and find ones that work best for different wood types. When I call sandblasting supply companies they have the mindset of sandblasting wood in a manner that would just remove paint and finishes and leave the wood as smooth as possible….I don’t want this result…I want to rough up the wood as much as possible.
I have some ideas for sculpted and sandblasted boxes…this is a new adventure I look forward to.

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#12 posted 04-23-2013 02:39 PM

Very interesting.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 04-23-2013 07:11 PM

Greg I make sandblasted signs. They are made with western red cedar. I use recycled glass(not glass beads). It is recycled glass crushed and ground then sifted through different size screens. The size I use is 35-60 or some suppliers call it #40 which is the size of screen it went through. In comparison its about the same as the sand they used to put in ash trays. The coarser sand you use the more fuzzy the end product will be. At 120 PSI I can dig holes in the cedar. If you do get your hands on cylica sand be very careful and be sure you wear a good dust mask that fits tightly. Not a paper one. Cylica dust will give you cylacosis which is as bad or worse than lung cancer. It is actually illegal to blast with cylica here in Ontario. I use a possitive pressure helmut as you can see in my picture.Its a lot like the one Homer Simpson wears. Have fun and be careful

-- Sandblastguy Orangeville On. Creating Art From Nature

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#14 posted 04-23-2013 08:02 PM

Can’t really see the effect from the photos, but I’m sure it’s interesting!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the different abrasives!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 04-24-2013 01:53 AM

I am sure you will master this technique as you have mastered the sculpting. The fit on this box makes it extra nice. Perhaps a flatter finish when you abrade these deeper?

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

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