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Oak and Rosewood Box

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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 10-16-2019 11:39 AM 621 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oak and Pao Rosa (aka, brazilian rosewood) keepsake box. Or, box within a box.
Dimensions: roughly, 25cm long X 12cm wide.
Lids for inner box hinged with 4mm brass pins.
Finish: 2 X L.O./M.S. mix, buffed out with beeswax/M.S./L.O. combo.
False bottom of 1cm depth, to hide your gold coin.
Lined with plush sticky-back velour

The carving for the handle arrangement was done mostly on a belt sander clamped on its side. Plus some minor chiselwork. It is comprised of 6 individual pieces, all doweled together.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 10-16-2019 11:55 AM

The contrast of the oak and pao rosa is striking! And I like the box within a box with a secret compartment. Not so sure about the handle, but maybe that’s just me. It’s interesting looking, but I imagine jabbing myself in the hand trying to open the lid.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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swirt

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#2 posted 10-16-2019 01:17 PM

Very beautiful. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Ivan

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#3 posted 10-16-2019 01:53 PM

Outstanding box…especialy that lid sculpture.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hairy

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#4 posted 10-16-2019 02:10 PM

You put a lot of work into that. Very nice!!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 10-16-2019 02:43 PM

Great job Brian,
Its very unique and well done, I really like the sculpted handle and the way that it has a skewed orientation. The Pao Rosa splines, inlay and the very cool corners on the lid are all very striking. Your interiors are always fantastic. You seem to pack so many cool features in your work.
Thanks for sharing.

Your boxes are always so very different from each other. Very creative work.
Jon

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stefang

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#6 posted 10-16-2019 03:33 PM

Wild box design Brian and very well done too. That Rosewood is spectacular.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#7 posted 10-16-2019 05:44 PM


Your boxes are always so very different from each other. Very creative work.
Jon
- MrWolfe

I think I would wither and die if I had to do the same thing over and over again. Thats not to say I wouldnt be enthusiastic if a client were to order 20 of the same thing.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#8 posted 10-16-2019 05:45 PM

Thanks to everyone for viewing, and for the compliments.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#9 posted 10-16-2019 05:52 PM


That Rosewood is spectacular.

- stefang

Rosewood is a fantastic wood to work with. It smells great when cut, cuts easily, and is fun to carve with a chisel. The only drawback, slight as it might be, is that it takes alot of effort to sand, likely due to its oily nature.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 10-16-2019 06:40 PM

good looking box – a LOT of fine detail work

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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splintergroup

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#11 posted 10-16-2019 06:51 PM

That is packing a lot of detail into a very small space!

Like the others, I really like the top. Reminded me of coral at first but flames also come to mind.

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#12 posted 10-16-2019 07:11 PM

Very creative! I also like the carved handle. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#13 posted 10-17-2019 10:09 PM

Brian…..This is Wicked Cool!
I see you found a place for the hidden pins….great idea where space is at a premium. Your boxes are so artistic and fanciful. Great detail, imagination and craftsmanship!
You have a new fan…......

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#14 posted 10-17-2019 11:20 PM

thanks John, means alot coming from another fine boxer!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#15 posted 10-18-2019 06:02 AM

thanks to Splint, Petey, Dick.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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