carving chisels tool box

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Project by Zipsss posted 01-29-2016 05:16 PM 2251 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a few months I will be taking a class in carving to improve my meager efforts so far. After acquiring some very sharp and expensive tools I decided that I must give them the proper home. Since this is a traveling box, weight and strength had to be balanced. The main carcass is Cedar and the sides are a frame of white oak with a cherry weave (to minimize weight). The handle is oversize because in the future(after my carving class)it will be carved in the shape of a dragon head. Finish with 3 coats of oil and in a few weeks will be followed by a coat of bees wax. I am considering adding a shoulder strap in leather but so far I can not find such long piece as I need. This is an evolving project since I plan to do more carvings on the sides of this box.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 06:12 PM

nice box.

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 07:48 PM

Great box good luck in the carving class

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 10:15 PM

Very nice tool box…..really like the ends.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 10:50 PM

Intriguing design, and very nicely done. I’d love to see the dragons when you’re done. Take a look at Earthly Leather Design on Etsy, by the way. They long leather strap belts, and are willing to do special orders. You could email and ask for a quote

-- Neal, Arizona

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 01:32 PM

very nice, well done on the box, enjoy the carving class, you can always learn so much in a short time in a good class.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 06:15 PM

Fantastic. I love that box.

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#7 posted 01-31-2016 12:45 PM

I like it. You have all you need in one case

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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