My first try at carving.

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Project by BoxBuilder posted 08-16-2015 07:14 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made of walnut & 100+ year old barn board. The hinge is pine. I will have to put more work into practicing but am pleased with the first try.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 10:21 PM

Nice contrast of wood. I like and use a lot of walnut myself. I haven’t tried carving yet as my wife does that. Good work with the hinge as well.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 12:18 AM

This box came out wonderfully—especially for your first try! I like the wood combo, the hinge, and definitely the maple leaf!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 04:33 PM

Bosum, I checked your site & really like what you did with that latest box. Mind if I steal a little from your idea? It really looks very fine.
Mean-Dean, saw your site as well. You may want to try (if you have not already done so) a finish that I got some time ago from a Fine Woodworking article on Sam Maloff. One part good gloss varnish, two parts BLO and 3 parts turpentine. Mix & let set overnight. I have been using it on projects for 4 or 5 years and I really like the finish. Put on a good coat, let it sit for awhile & wipe. More coats can be added till you like what you see. And it is easy to add more later as needed.
Thank to both of you for the response & the kind words. I am 81 now so I do not build many very large projects but the smaller ones keep me off the streets and out of the bars. I have been working wood since I was just a kid and it never gets old.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 08-17-2015 04:45 PM

It looks real nice, Richard.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 08-17-2015 10:01 PM

Thanks Charles. Compliments are always enjoyed.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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