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Project by Rb12 posted 10 days ago 970 views 5 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:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101268
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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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10 days ago

It’s very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 10 days ago

Very neat

Jamie

-- 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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jroot

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#3 posted 10 days ago

Cool!

-- jroot

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deon

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#4 posted 10 days ago

Cool idea, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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Rb12

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#5 posted 10 days ago

thanks for the kiind words folks.

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 10 days ago

Great idea I love it

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

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Ocelot

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#7 posted 10 days ago

Inspired!

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palaswood

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#8 posted 10 days ago

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

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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robscastle

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#9 posted 10 days ago

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

-- Regards Robert

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becikeja

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#10 posted 10 days ago

Very Good

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jaykaypur

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#11 posted 9 days ago

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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Roger

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#12 posted 9 days ago

This is so dang cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Rb12

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#13 posted 9 days ago



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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majuvla

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#14 posted 8 days ago

Verry funny box. Definately not easy to make one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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josh

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#15 posted 4 days ago

great, now I am craving some ice cream!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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