Stationary box, chip carving #4: Finished stationary (jewelry) box

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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 07-03-2011 04:37 PM 3382 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To complete this jewelry box for my wife, I applied one coat of sanding sealer, two coats of amber shellac mixed with medium brown and red mahogany dye, followed by two coats of satin lacquer. All materials were sprayed on using an airbrush. I made two trays and lined the box and trays with red velvet.
Your comments and feedback are welcome!
Shelley loves it :-)

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 04:50 PM

So beautiful!! It is really a superb piece! I love the satiny finish, too!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 05:27 PM

Wonderful present Marty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 06:15 PM

Nice job Marty. Who wouldn’t love a present like that?

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 06:21 PM

Fantastic job Marty….and what a wonderful thought….this one is definitely headed for heirloom status….fantastic job on the finish too it really sets of those crisp chips.

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

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 07:58 PM

If Shelly loves it, what more is there to be said?

Great job. Finishing is always my biggest chip carving challenge.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Russell T Wilson

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#6 posted 07-03-2011 11:27 PM


I think it time a spend some time at the Red-Born getting instructions from you. Wonderful piece of work.


-- Russ

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#7 posted 07-04-2011 06:32 AM


The box and carvings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 01:55 PM

This is really beautiful! A wonderful gift.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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