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Project by oooops posted 04-19-2009 12:18 AM 1857 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finnally, I figured out how to get my pictures on the site. I have been looking at this site for some time now. I like making boxes and have some here I thought worthy of your site. Please offer any advice. As this will only help me improve. The larger box is walnut with curly maple top and stripe. The other is cherry with a carved poplar top. I like carving the poplar. I was concerned with the poplar with the cherry but, I am happy with the outcome. The bottoms are 1/4” birch plywood.

-- Ed, Fairfield, Ohio

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 12:25 AM

The carved box is outstanding. I don’t know how you guys can carve with a knife (I have to cheat and use rotary burrs). The other box is great to but I really like the carved one… inside and out. Welcome to the site.. I just signed on a couple of weeks ago and find everyone to be encouraging and friendly. Good work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 01:22 AM

The carving is new to me. I started chip carving back in the winter and currently I am moving into relief carving.

-- Ed, Fairfield, Ohio

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 02:11 AM

That sucker is BEAUTIFUL!
I’m sure glad you figured out how to post your pictures.
You are going on my buddy list just so I can see what you post next.
That is really nice work.
I’ve tried carving but it’s no where near as nice as that!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 04:10 AM

Your not sure it’s worthy??? It’s awesome, way to go, really beautiful.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 04-19-2009 05:00 AM

What took you so long that’s great. Welcome to LJs keep those great projects coming.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 04-19-2009 06:07 AM

Awesome work, thanks for sharing

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#7 posted 04-19-2009 12:00 PM

Favorite…. nuff said!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 04-19-2009 12:07 PM

Congratulations – thats a very high standard of workmanship.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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#9 posted 04-19-2009 02:22 PM

Very nice carving… You’ve motivated me to try some of that…I’m new here also… Everyone is very supportive…

Thanks for sharing…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#10 posted 04-19-2009 03:36 PM

It is no longer “your” site. Now that you have joined, it is “our” site. Welcome to LJ oooops.

Your boxes are unique and beautiful. I like making boxes too. The only criticism I can offer is that the pictures are taken at angles that make it hard to tell which box is which when opened and you didn’t take enough. Always use at least six pictures so the inexperienced people like me can observe and get ideas of how to copy your work. ;2)

Hoping to see more of your work.

-- Jim

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#11 posted 04-19-2009 04:08 PM

Welcome oooops!! Great work on the box’s.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#12 posted 04-19-2009 06:58 PM

Beautiful box, looks like the chip and cut took a long time to do. But the out come is gorgeous. Good luck and you’re skill are wonderful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 04-19-2009 11:51 PM

Both boxes are excellent, but the carved box is absolutely stunning.

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#14 posted 04-20-2009 03:47 AM

The carving came out gorgeous. it really makes the box stand out!

-- Chris

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#15 posted 04-28-2009 05:12 PM

boxes are beautiful,i too enjoy making boxes

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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