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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 02-04-2011 05:46 PM 3984 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This classic box is for a friend’s son, when he turns 13. My next step is to spray on an amber shellac finish.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996



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Kerry Drake

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 06:20 PM

WOW. That’s is super super nice! I am jealous of your talent with the knife.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 06:27 PM

Thanks, Kerry!
I think his son will be very happy with this box and appreciate it more as he grows older. I’ve carved boxes for his other two kids for their 13th bd. Their dad knows how to make becoming a teen special!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 11:04 PM

that is beautiful… so clean ..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 11:11 PM

Marty,
Very nice work. Very nice indeed.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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bigike

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 11:57 PM

that’s a saweeeeet looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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MyChipCarving

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 12:38 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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reggiek

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#7 posted 02-05-2011 12:51 AM

That is some beautiful work. Makes me want to dig out my chip carving stuff and dust it off. Those are some very nice looking borders….and I really like the pattern. Making an inlayed chip carved box is one of the items on my wish to do list…..I just need to allocate some time to learning and practicing the cuts…

I’m sure the youngster will enjoy the gift….it is very special.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 02-05-2011 04:10 AM

Marty,

Your work is spectacular! You WILL post it when it is finished? YES!? I dream of some day being able to carve like that (but I’m an old lady already and haven’t even begun learning). ;-(

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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MyChipCarving

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 03:29 AM

This box and his brother’s are complete. All finish is sprayed using an airbrush. Two coats sanding sealer, amber shellac until desired color is uniform, two coats satin lacquer. I’ll mail them to the boy’s dad and he can hide them away until they turn 13.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 06:07 AM

Marty,

Thanks for showing the finished boxes. They certainly will be an heirloom!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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