Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 07-20-2013 08:04 PM 1807 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this oak box this afternoon. I made it with some of my salvaged oak from hurricane Katrina. This oak has some exceptionally nice grain and was a board from my spalted oak pile. some people don’t especially care for oak but it is a wood I most certainly like.

The finish is lacquer…10 coats and buffed.
The bottom is lined with alligator leather.

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 08:06 PM

beautiful I’m speechless

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 08:42 PM

Great work as always.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 08:56 PM

Beautiful work, Greg. Do you use a template to carve the box and sides, or is each box uniquely carved?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 09:09 PM

Well done, as usual!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 09:29 PM

Another nice one.

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 09:32 PM

Very nice and I love the liner .
Oak is a beautiful wood and in this case a excellent choice .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 07-20-2013 09:40 PM

Great work ! Is it live oak ?

-- Fredj

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 09:58 PM

Excellent work! It’s beautiful without a doubt!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 07-20-2013 10:45 PM

you make some amazing boxes!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 07-20-2013 11:01 PM

So nice Greg!!

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

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 12:18 AM

Exceptional job sir

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

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#12 posted 07-21-2013 12:20 AM

Another beauty. With your skills, you could make 2×4 stud lumber beautiful!

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

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#13 posted 07-21-2013 12:30 AM

Hey Greg, another amazing box and excellent sculpting. Always look forward to seeing your boxes posted and never get sick of looking at them.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 07-21-2013 02:09 AM

HA,HA,HA, I love what Andy said! You are becoming the Michelangelo of boxes! My first thought when I saw it “It’s alive!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 07-21-2013 03:32 AM

Great looking box Greg

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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