Padauk Lion Box

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Project by Sam Vollgraff posted 01-27-2012 02:44 AM 1951 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a combination project spread between normal box making and the CarveWright cnc machine. The CarveWright etched the lion figure into the boxtop, at all its varios depths, after the image was loaded into my networked computer. The computer allowed me to adjust the lion’s size to fit the top.

Photographing the lion image was difficult. Putting lights at different angles was the only way to discover what was the best way to shoot. When snapped wrong, the lion appears to be growing out of the top. The image is atually carved into the boxtop. So, shadows needed to accentuate the cut depth. Unfortunately, the boxtop is shiny, and that kills the shadows.

Box-base to top o.d. : (10 in long) x (5 in wide) x (2-3/4 in high)

Inside cavity i.d.: (7-5/8 in long) x (3 in wide) x (1-1/4 in high)


-- VocoSam, North Fort Myers, FL, [email protected]

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 03:42 AM

Nice box, like the finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 04:06 AM

Cool box.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 04:45 AM

Nice box, Great detail. I was not going to say this but I can’t resist… the lighter streak of grain on the lid makes it look like he is marking his territory…lol

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 07:51 AM

That’s amazing Sam great job


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#5 posted 01-27-2012 05:44 PM

Great job!

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

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 07:05 PM

I like EyeOfTheJen’s comment. After looking at the carving, I have to add, lol, also! I probably will not ever remove that image from my mind!

This wood is available in a soliid dark grain, or in a grain that is mixed with an occasional ‘blonde’ grain. The mix is natural in many types of wood. I like the occasional light mix. To me, it adds interest. However, I meet people everyday who call that blonde an imperfection. Imperfection or not. the lion doesn’t seem to mind. Thanks again for your coment!!

-- VocoSam, North Fort Myers, FL, [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 03:12 PM

Sam, you have done an outstanding job on this beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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