Oakie -Dokie Box

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Project by longgone posted 08-02-2013 06:39 PM 1654 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going through my lumber bin I saw this oak board and said “Oakie-Dokie…this will be the board for my next box”. Gooda’ name as any.
I really like the spalted oak and use these sparingly.
Dimensions are 10”x7”x4”
The lift is Rosewood and the finish is canned lacquer.

Now on to the next box…much to do before my wife and I go on vacation

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 06:52 PM

Extra cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 07:01 PM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 07:09 PM

What tools do you use to shape these?

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 08:12 PM

This is the first box of yours I have seen, wonderful. I am curious about the carving part. Did you carve before you made the box or after?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 08:27 PM

Another very very nice box, love the rose wood used for the lift. Every box you make has it’s own persona and Oakie-Dokie definitely has that plus great sculpting of the box as always.

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

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 09:40 PM

degoose…extra thanks! Just having loads of fun…!

Thomas…much appreciated. After a while it gets boring just calling a box by its wood type…oak box etc.

mds2…I use an angle grinder, a Foredom electric carver and a load of hand sanding.

Kelly…I carved it after the box was assembled.

Dave…thanks. The rosewood lift is a scrap from another box I glued up from rosewood. I am debating about using an oak lift on it.

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 01:05 AM

Another totally awesome job

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

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 03:39 AM

Kind of resembles a crab in my eyes, nice box Greg.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#9 posted 08-03-2013 03:42 AM

Hey I’ve got a name for the next one! Crab Gumbo. LOL!~

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 04:57 AM

Randy read my mind….I was going to say that box just walks all over the place. Great looking as always Greg

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 08-03-2013 09:55 AM

I like this one wood box, with the rosewood handle..

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#12 posted 08-03-2013 12:03 PM

Super nice box! Your work is superb!

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

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#13 posted 08-03-2013 04:14 PM

thanks everyone…! It is funny how we all visualize things differently…I never saw the design as a crab..but that is what makes creativity fun…the fact that we all look at something with different results.

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 08:13 PM

Oakie-Doakie has always been said in my family, since I can remember… Mighty fine Greg, mighty fine

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

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#15 posted 08-03-2013 08:28 PM

Wow, love your boxes!


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