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One more box for the upcoming show in Pensacola. This one is made with some of my salvaged oak from 8 years ago during the big flood.

I really like oak as much of it in my pile has some nice grain configurations. Quarter sawn and rift sawn oak has a lot of beauty in it.

I realize some woodworkers do not like oak…and I would imagine that has to do with the fact that much of the oak found in lumberyards is rather plain grained.

This box has a Boiled Linseed oil finish and I have not yet decided if I will seal it with lacquer. I have time to decide since it needs additional time to set up prior to any other sealer.
The bottom is lined with a reddish brown leather. I took a couple of interior photos but they came out too dark so I did not use them.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 279 days ago

Greg this is another winner. Running out of things to say about your boxes, they are all spectacular!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Colin

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#2 posted 279 days ago

Greg, you are a master at your craft!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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Surfside

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#3 posted 279 days ago

That is an awesome work! What a great creativity! Love it.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 279 days ago

I like it…......I would like it more with a high gloss finish on it. I am not usually one for a high gloss finish, I just think this needs that extra pop that gloss will add.
Well done once again.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 279 days ago

Another nice one Greg, Good luck with your upcoming show.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 279 days ago

Damn Greg, you sure do turn out some very nice looking boxes…but can you make these on the band saw…just kidding you.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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shipwright

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#7 posted 279 days ago

Haven’t checked in and commented lately Greg but I’m still watching and still appreciating your fine work.
No different here.
Best wishes (you don’t need luck) for the upcoming show.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 279 days ago

I really love your carving on this. Great shape.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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grizzman

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#9 posted 278 days ago

howdy greg, looks like another beauty to me, quarter sawn and rift is quite attractive and i like it that way, how did the kentucky show go…i hope it went better then the atlanta show, im working on my desk right now, just did the glue up on the top, susan is gone to michigan for 2 weeks, so im here alone with the furry ones…im doing my best to stay out of trouble…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 278 days ago

I’m one of those that is not a fan of FLAT sawn red oak but QUARTER/
RIFT sawn with the great rays and flecks…....one of my favorites!

This is another ‘long legged’ one. It puts me in mind of a crab for some reason.

You could always rub some shellac on that without having to wait for the BLO to cure. Works great and saves a lot of waiting. I have never tried the rattle can shellac but that would probably work as well.

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

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 278 days ago

Awesome job

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 278 days ago

Another beautiful box Greg…You just keep producing amazing sculpted boxes..please don’t stop.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 278 days ago

Beautiful work again Greg. I think oak is an all around winner when chosen correctly.

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

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 278 days ago

Beautiful!! I love Red Oak and you did justice to this piece!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bluepine38

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#15 posted 278 days ago

Your boxes are starting to look like they formed themselves out of the wood and are ready to run away.
Great looking as always, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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