Melting ice cream box

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Project by Rb12 posted 07-14-2014 01:24 PM 1559 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was designed to try and work on carving and make wood (using grain pattern and the carving) appear to be viscous… or specifically melting ice cream.

I saw a number of boxes designed like this:
And began to think to myself that they looked a little like melting ice cream… so why not try to build a box that actually looked like melting ice cream. My poor camera skills don’t really do teh box justice, but even my kids said it looked like melting ice cream (so I guess that counts as a win ;-) )

The box is ambrosia maple, the chocolate ice cream is walnut that I first carved and then sanded smooth with an ROS. The cherry is red heart. The sprinkles are red heart, purple heart, yellow heart, poplar and orange osage. I made the maple box, then carved the walnut before gluing it onto the maple, which gave me the ability to aggressively remove material without damaging the box.

I finished it with Danish Oil and two coats of shellac.

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#1 posted 07-14-2014 02:41 PM

It’s very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 03:31 PM

Very neat


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 03:46 PM


-- jroot

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 04:14 PM

Cool idea, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 05:32 PM

thanks for the kiind words folks.

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 06:10 PM

Great idea I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 11:23 PM

What a ‘cool’ idea… nobody got that pun yet?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 10:17 AM

I like it, very well done, it deserves a lick!!

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 11:42 AM

Very Good

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#11 posted 07-15-2014 12:03 PM

Beautiful job and the kids are right. This would look great alongside your earlier ribbon box. Nice work and keep on, keepin’ on!

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

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#12 posted 07-15-2014 12:42 PM

This is so dang cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 07-15-2014 12:55 PM

Beautiful job and the kids are right. This would look great alongside your earlier ribbon box. Nice work and keep on, keepin on!

- jaykaypur

ironically they sit on a shelf right near each other. While my girls can ultimately have them, at 2 and 4, I don’t think these boxes would have a fighting chance :-p

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#14 posted 07-16-2014 04:34 PM

Verry funny box. Definately not easy to make one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-20-2014 09:12 PM

great, now I am craving some ice cream!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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