Weathered Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 05-21-2013 04:19 AM 1771 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed this box this afternoon. It is one of a group of oak boxes and cypress boxes I cut out and glued together last week. Normally my sculpted boxes are a bit larger but my wife/business manager has been suggesting some smaller boxes. This one is 9×5x3”

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 04:31 AM

Greg, you really have your own unique way of building boxes. Beautiful job.

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

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 05:01 AM

Greg, you certainly keep me guessing about what you are going to make next. I like to see all of your recent experiments.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 05:07 AM

Excellent work. I do think variety is a good idea.

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

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 05:11 AM

This reminds me of those photos we often see of weathered old faces .. Full of character.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 06:15 AM

Great looking box Greg. Your wife has a good head on her shoulders….I found smaller boxes sell just as well.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 06:29 AM

Beautifully unique this box is. Great work once again.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 09:33 AM


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#8 posted 05-21-2013 02:22 PM

Very unique work, Greg. You have a knack for the sculpture.

-- --Dale Page

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 03:17 PM

DoubleDD…thanks…I have a different vision of things and that keeps things fun and interesting…

Big Al…It is good to see you back making boxes after your surgery…Hope all is 100%.
I keep myself guessing a lot of the time also. some boxes are planned out and some are a spur of the moment design.

Monte…It is a balance between what sells and new ideas and designs. I will never find out if something new sells unless I make it and put it out for sale…so far so good…!

Paul…Thanks…! Are you talking about my box or my avatar?

Hawaiilad Larry….it is a lot more difficult to shape a small box with an angle grinder…but since when has difficult stopped any of us? Carol does fantastic supplying me with ideas, keeping things organized, working smoothly and making sure hotels are booked for out-of-town shows immediately after I apply for shows. Now, if she could only learn to make gumbo…


Randy…it is always fun…

Dale…I don’t know if it a knack or just a lot of practice…

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 04:15 PM

Greg, this turned out beautifully and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 05-22-2013 12:37 AM

Another winner! That oak has some nice color and character.

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

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 12:57 AM

Charles…thanks! I remember people saying they did not like oak, but it is a wood I have always found to be very nice. I guess it is because I grew up having a lot of old furniture that was built with quarter sawn oak. Some of the new growth plain grained oak doesn’t have much appeal…but like any wood there are some ordinary pieces and some very special pieces.

Andy…this is part of my salvaged oak from back in 2005. One of my favorites…especially since I have a variety.

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#13 posted 05-26-2013 12:19 PM

Beautiful, Greg.

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

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#14 posted 02-08-2014 08:40 PM

Your boxes are fantastic. Love the contours and the grain in this box. Is there a tutorial anywhere that shows/tells how to get those contours. I’m interested in making some for gifts. Thanks.

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#15 posted 02-08-2014 09:30 PM

Knothead62…thanks…I don’t know of any tutorial…I just rough the shapes out with an angle grinder, fine tune with a Foredom electric rotary tool and then sand like there is no tomorrow.

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