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Project by longgone posted 07-27-2013 05:30 AM 1662 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of 2 Wenge’ and Padauk boxes I made this week. This one has a different texture and slightly different design. I really like this wood combination and definitely see me using it more in the upcoming future.

The finish is 10 coats of lacquer. I use the Deft Satin spray cans. Even the satin has a somewhat gloss and I an not a big fan of real glossy finishes..

The bottom inside is lined with a thick brown leather. My favorite is the alligator…but i do need to have a variety.

I am getting ready to re do part of my display shelving for my upcoming shows, so I have to spend time doing something other than making boxes…ugh.!
Time flies by so very quickly and before I know it the next shows will be here…and we are also taking a 10 day Montana vacation (also known as Shop Withdrawal) in a few weeks.

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 06:00 AM

The combo is striking for sure.

Cool box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 06:05 AM

Dang, Greg! Everything you make is just down right AWESOME!
Very cool Box, I really love this wood combination too.. I also like your Rosewood boxes really well..
Well keep up the great work and thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 06:20 AM

Very awesome. Love the finish.

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

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 07:01 AM

Wow, outstanding craftsmanship. The color real go together very wll.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 07-27-2013 07:50 AM

You got it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 12:03 PM

You never cease to amaze me….now you can actually make sculpted boxes in duplicate…beautiful work as always Greg.

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

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 12:04 PM

Awesome work. Your boxes look alive, like they could scamper off on their own !

-- Fredj

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 02:47 PM

Striking! At first I thought you painted the red/orange band around the top. I agree, this is a nice wood combination. Very nice!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 02:48 PM

I really like that combination. I’m not sure what you call these scampering box creatures, but this one is the king.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 07-27-2013 03:04 PM

Much appreciated feedback guys…!
One thing about the Wenge’ is it sure splinters a lot.! I do so very much hand sanding and need to constantly dig splinters out of my fingers. I think I have several more splinters remaining.

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 03:14 PM

very impressive!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 07-27-2013 03:25 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 07-27-2013 04:13 PM

Always a treat Greg.

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

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#14 posted 07-27-2013 05:02 PM

Very well done. It is cool to see such a talent! What do you finish these with?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#15 posted 07-27-2013 05:03 PM

Greg, This box is awesome!!!!!! Always enjoy your your work, thanks for sharing.

-- Jack R. Ellis

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