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Project by Carl W Richardson posted 85 days ago 746 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a piece of cedar in my shop for ages just waiting for the right inspiration. A desire to build a jewelry box for a step-daughter, the desire to try to emulate the many sculpted boxes on this site and that piece of cedar became this project. My first attempt at sculpting wood was done with a power carver and many, many hours of hand sanding. Interior is unfinished as are the 2 trays. The first is also sculpted cedar with 2-part epoxy clear coat for effect—actually I sanded thru the bottom and had to come up with something to hide my overly enthusiastic sanding.

Legs are cherry, bottom is black flocking, finish is WaterLox, hinges are brass barrel hinges and the chain prevents the top from flopping over and ripping out the hinges. The experience taught me many things to do differently next time I try sculpting but I think I’ll wait until my shoulder heals before I commit to that much sanding again.

The woodworkers on this site who have made the many sculpted boxes that inspired me to try have nothing to fear from my first attempt…... yet!

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker





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kiefer

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#1 posted 85 days ago

Wow
That is a great looking sculpted box !
Yes there are some real good sculptors in our midst like Andy and Greg to mention a couple and they are a great inspiration as you have demonstrated here .

-- Kiefer 松

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 85 days ago

Wow Carl, great looking box. I’m sure she’ll love it!

Oh by the way, you can turn off the fireplace now, it’s springtime!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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jlb

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#3 posted 85 days ago

What a beautiful piece!!

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 85 days ago

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 85 days ago

Carl,

An exceptional piece. You are an evolving craftsman, and you’ve done a wide range from the first Motorcycle! :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Andy

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#6 posted 85 days ago

Good job, glad you took the plunge.
You are probably hooked, even if you don’t know it.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 85 days ago

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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