Oak, Rosewood & Padauk

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Project by longgone posted 09-30-2013 05:10 AM 1348 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my absolute last box that I am making before my upcoming show. It has been a marathon …as it always seems to be… and for my wife and I heading out to the show is a break and lots of fun…!

This box is made from some beautiful quarter sawn oak that I have been having in my shop for about 5 years. The accents are Rosewood and the lift is Padauk. I really like this combination and it ended up being a pleasant surprise when I applied the first coat of lacquer.

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 05:14 AM

Once again, simple and sleek design. Great color combinations. It just has a sophisticated look to it.

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 05:21 AM

Another wonderful unique box very nice.

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 05:32 AM

Really nice box again. How many have you and your wife built for your show? Cheers.

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 06:20 AM

Both quite cool, different from the usual design

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 12:01 PM

My my you have been busy… another beautiful box with nice contrasting woods…Love both these boxes.

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 12:51 PM

great box with unique design.

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 01:04 PM

Another beauty! You should do very well in the upcoming show. Let us know how it goes.


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#8 posted 09-30-2013 03:53 PM

Very, very attractive box—another good seller I’d predict.

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 04:09 PM

Nicely knocking them out Greg, another homer.

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#10 posted 09-30-2013 04:15 PM

Another work of beauty! Agree with you, these woods work well together.

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#11 posted 09-30-2013 04:50 PM

Compliments. Another interesting lift design. I like it. I always struggle with these. You may be a contender with jbschutz for variety of nice lift designs! LOL Keep ‘em coming.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 09-30-2013 05:52 PM

Hey that’s pretty nice. The rosewood and oak match very well.

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#13 posted 09-30-2013 08:44 PM

Thank you everyone…! We are not leaving for Louisville until tomorrow but I have been experiencing workshop withdrawals already… I think I can hear my tools talking to me. Seriously though, a short break is good every so often and we do enjoy the travel and doing the shows. Of course, it is always good to carry a bag of sawdust and woodchips to wear around my neck.

My wife and I are looking forward to having dinner Saturday evening with a couple of Lumberjocks…Boxguy and Roger. This will make it an extra special trip.

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#14 posted 10-01-2013 12:41 AM

Another winner! Travel safe and have a fun and profitable show.

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#15 posted 10-01-2013 02:22 AM

Beautifully done.

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