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Project by Tokolosi posted 01-26-2014 03:32 PM 1178 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this technique. Its really hard. My respect for the box sculptors on this site has more than doubled overnight.

The box is maple with a cherry insert on the lid. Its about3-1\2 inch square. The grooves were done with a grinder with a sanding disk. It was old and dull and caused the burning. I do think it kind of adds to the effect. So I left it. Finished with a tinted danish oil. I named it ‘Nightmare’

Thank you for looking and comments is welcomed.

Ps. Between my iPhone and my tablet I cannot get the pictures to rotate. Apologies.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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Dave777

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 03:38 PM

Great box. I am going to give these a shot soon.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 03:46 PM

Great looking box, I have wanted to try this style of woodworking for sometime. I was sure that many of the Masters on here made it look easy! Way to go.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 04:25 PM

Very fine first attempt at sculpting…the burning from the grinder adds a nice effect also.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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beefererer

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 04:31 PM

I have always wanted to try this ever since I put a cedar box against a wire wheel. That worked out well, though I didn’t quite get the results I expected.

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 05:29 PM

Great job on your first sculpted box … Greg is the master here, but I have tried this and learned two things.

1) I quit using 3/4” material and now use 1/2” stock as it makes the box appear more delicate and proportional.

2) I burnt a lot of wood before discovering a 50 grit sanding disc. My grinder came with about 10 discs of various sort, all burnt and scorched the wood. (they were all made for grinding metal … DUH)

My boxes look like someone took a nice box and butchered it with an angle grinder … You and Greg have a talent to make the waves look like they belong there.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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deon

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 06:14 PM

Looks great! Maybe it burnt because yor workbench was too high…........ lol

-- Dreaming patterns

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EmeraldDragon

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#7 posted 01-26-2014 06:31 PM

Actually it looks pretty darn cool. I desperately want to try this but I currently have too many projects on the list and checking off the list has slowed to a crawl. I hate winter.

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 06:36 PM

Beautiful job and the name fits it perfectly!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 01-26-2014 08:16 PM

Wow. Good work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Roger

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 01:37 AM

Looks fantastic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 01-27-2014 01:44 AM

I think you got the Greg gene that I lack! That sculpting is nice. And the burning does add to the look.

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

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Tokolosi

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#12 posted 01-27-2014 03:12 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and tips.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 01-27-2014 10:20 PM

Man if that is your first time at sculpting a box I can only envisage some great things to come in the future…
Awesome job and thanks for sharing.

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

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wishicoulddothat

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 08:10 PM

Very nice. Good name for it. Glad to see you back on here.

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bonitum

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#15 posted 02-25-2014 10:11 PM

Respect.

-- Bonitum

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