Sculpted Box #98....

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Project by longgone posted 09-22-2012 04:09 PM 6644 views 7 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 98th sculpted box I have made and still having a blast… I am anxious to reach #100 and am trying to create something extra special. I have four art shows coming up between now and Dec 1st and I have sold all except 26 of my boxes…so I have to keep at it in my shop.

#98 is Rosewood with a leather interior. 10 coats of spray can lacquer and buffed out afterwards. The picturres did not come out as goos as I wanted but I well re take the photos and post better ones.

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 04:15 PM

exelent work as always

-- Dreaming patterns

#2 posted 09-22-2012 04:31 PM

Very nice box

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 04:53 PM

Greg, what a milestone you have coming up! This is another beauty. I am so glad your sales are doing well…you deserve that. You have certainly found and perfected your nitch. I am eager to see what number 100 will bring. If you re-shoot this box, would you include a high angle shot with the box open so I can see the interior? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 05:08 PM

Yeah!!!!!!!! Great to hear This one will not stay on the shelf. It’s a wow piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 05:08 PM

Another fantastic job. Each one gets more beautiful. Can’t wait to see #100

-- Intarsia92

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 05:26 PM

You just keep improving… how I don’t know …but you are getting very good at this…practice obviously makes perfect…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 07:57 PM

very nice boxes as usual

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 09-22-2012 08:45 PM

Thank you everyone. I sincerely appreciate your comments and feedback. I just cut up the wood to make 5 more boxes in hopes of some successful upcoming shows… two are cocobolo, one rosewood, one cherry and one that is layered walnut and maple.

My wife “suggested” that #100 be the layered box…so I guess that would be a good choice if I want to keep my biggest motivator happy. She is retiring this thursday after working 32 years at the Audubon Nature Institute and I told her she should be my business manager since she is a major force in running Audubon…Sounded like a good idea since she does not particularly want to get involved in woodworking.

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#9 posted 09-22-2012 10:20 PM


She’s retiring , I’m guessing she’s not shy? Might want a new carrer of her own? LOL! My wife use to help me, now I’m on my own.

I do like the cocept of subtle multilayers that move with the waves.

She gets number 100?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 09-22-2012 10:33 PM


Everytime a new box comes out I am starting to say “No I will not look again and make myself look bad”

However, here I am again looking at another awesome and well done box.

I must resist, I must resist. lol


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 09-22-2012 11:07 PM

I don’t try to resist looking, at look at your projects as an inspiration and a goal. The only real problem is you keep raising the bar higher :-)

Beautiful work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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robert triplett

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#12 posted 09-22-2012 11:15 PM

Great job, Greg. If you have sold almost 3/4ths of your sculpted boxes, you must be doing it right!! Have you had any success with Oregon Burl’s site?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#13 posted 09-22-2012 11:44 PM

I am at a loss for words !

It is THAT good!

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

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#14 posted 09-23-2012 12:26 AM

I’m just speechless. I could never ever stop lookin at yer boxes. They’re all incredible. One thing fer sure, is, what brand o sandpaper do you use? Thnx in advance. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 09-23-2012 12:29 AM

Very nice looken box!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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