Another Weathered Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 05-22-2013 04:29 AM 1103 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another small 9×6x3 weathered oak keepsake box I just completed today. I like the appearance of these have a feeling they will be well received at the upcoming shows, so I want to make a descent inventory of them.
Their weathered and rustic style doesn’t require quite as many hours of sanding as my other sculpted boxes…so I can sell them for a few nickels cheaper…

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 05:01 AM

Good one Greg.
This time even the box looks old and full of character. .... :-)

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

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 05:15 AM

Wow! Great Box Greg! Real Nice!

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

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 07:15 AM

Great boxes that you have posted the last few days. Been too busy to sit and comment. These should be a hit at your shows.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 08:45 AM

Greg, you know doubt live in your shop. You sure are pumping out some beauties.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 08:49 AM

Awesome job as always. Your weathering technique is great on these. Always good to have a variety. My theory has been that I want everyone to leave money behind in my booth. Hope you kick butt at the show.

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

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 02:10 PM

You have a knack with these boxes, great. My wife saw this one and said I should make her one. My reply was sure, yea, right away. ha ha. Maybe I could use this for an excuse to buy more tools.

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

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#7 posted 05-22-2013 02:56 PM

Thanks so much everyone…As always your generosity in commenting is much appreciated.
I just pulled out some Spanish cedar I bought a while back and decided that I want to make a weathered oak humidor…and line it with the cedar. I get a fair number of requests at shows for I might as well make one or two.
Paul…thanks…the old weathered look seems to be well received. I always get email addresses of everyone I sell my work to (and everyone else who is willing to write theirs down) and I email them photos of work I think they might be interested in. Seems like I will be receiving a deposit for a weathered commission box.

WoodenFrog…thanks you..

Robert…I hope they are a hit at the shows…only one way to find out….

Hawaiilad…I definitely spend a lot of hours in the shop..and most of the time it really flies by very fast.

Monte…If you find a way to get everyone to leave money behind in your booth please let me know….pickpocketing or a tip jar maybe?

doubleDD…any excuse or reason to buy more tools is always good…

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 03:29 PM

Some fantastic boxes!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#9 posted 05-22-2013 10:42 PM

Beautiful work ! I am puzzled by the grain on the left side (pic 2) and the darker part in each “valley” : I am guessing it is a growth ring that you selectively uncovered or left hidden. This kind of “carving with the grain” always fascinate me and I always wonder how to predict the grain patterns that will be revealed by a chisel cut. If you can, please make a blog post on how you achieve this. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#10 posted 05-23-2013 01:24 AM

I like this one the best of you new “weathered ” look. It really does look old and weathered and not artificially so.

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

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#11 posted 05-23-2013 03:15 AM

awesome looking Greg,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 05-28-2013 01:14 AM

Oh yea, Greg. Nice one

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

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