Night Falls but Never Breaks...Day Breaks but Never Falls

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Project by longgone posted 01-11-2014 05:14 AM 2180 views 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this box today. Started at daybreak this morning and worked until just after nightfall….then I started applying the lacquer.
This is made from one of the mystery woods I dug out from my wood stash during a major cleanup a while back.
Out of sight…out of mind…
Have you ever bought a piece of wood that is not your everyday wood and later on completely forgot what it was?
I call it Porcupine Wood because it is full of sharp quills … that took a considerable bit of sanding to smooth out.

The wood was sandblasted and scrubbed with a wire brush to get the texture. Lots of splinters…I am really glad I have some good tweezers handy
The lift is one of my favorites…Padauk.

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 05:18 AM

Great work as always.

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 05:29 AM

When a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around… does it make a sound? I’m not sure, but I do know that Greg finds it turns it into amazing boxes!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 05:59 AM

Great looking box Greg…again. I get dizzy looking at the picture

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 06:21 AM

Excellent piece, I would not even venture a guess on the wood spieces

-- Norman

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 06:41 AM

I don’t suppose you would divulge the secret to getting the “weathered” grain look? Perhaps a wire wheel on a drill? It’s a really unique element at any rate, and adds a great tactile dimension to the piece. Very fun to look at!

-- Here to learn

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#6 posted 01-11-2014 07:01 AM

Looks like Red Palm to me Greg. Nice looking box.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 07:02 AM

Greg, Is it possible that main box is a variety of palm. We have some black palm at work and the grain structure sure looks a lot like the stuff at work but not as dark.
Just a thought.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#8 posted 01-11-2014 07:50 AM

Very hypnotic wood ! Very nice box Greg. Your work is always top notch!!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#9 posted 01-11-2014 09:31 AM

Amazing looking wood and another great box….from Gollum??...LOL
Thanks for another awesome box.

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2014 10:47 AM

one of the palms? good looking box

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#11 posted 01-11-2014 11:24 AM

Stunningly beautiful Greg! It looks highly textured. However, I take it from your comment about sanding that it is indeed smooth? Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 01-11-2014 01:12 PM

Beautiful! Looks like you’ve got the form down to a science.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#13 posted 01-11-2014 01:26 PM

I like the wood combos and design of coarse. Also, a wise man said: Today is yesterdays tomorrow, and tomorrow, is yesterdays today…........... okay, so, what day is today. Dang, I’m really confused now.

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

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#14 posted 01-11-2014 01:32 PM

I agree with Lance; red palm. I have black palm and the grain is the same. I too forget what wood is what. I keep a file with all my wood purchases so I can go back and narrow it down.Ii then go to the hobbithouse online and match it up.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#15 posted 01-11-2014 02:18 PM

Very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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