Deeply Carved

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Project by Bill posted 04-05-2016 02:50 PM 1847 views 12 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made it to the library again! One of the joys of rural life and limited internet access is being forced out of the shop and into town to stay connected with the internets.

These Boxes are created with figured maple and purple heart. They were constructed with 3/4 inch thick sidewalls and were carved using the Holey Galahad grinding wheel. That sucker eats wood like an angry starving beaver on crack.

I haven’t made any boxes in a while, and I am really pleased how these turned out. I finished these with wipe on poly, then waxed and buffed. I like the silky smooth feel contrasted with the sharp contours.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 03:27 PM

That’s amazing bill !!!

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 03:59 PM

Nicely done good color and texture contrast !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 04:13 PM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 04:16 PM

Nicely done, carving is great.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 04:26 PM

This is one of the greatest projects I’ve seen on here in a while!

I love it. Seriously great.

After grinding the general shape into the walls and lid, how do you sand it smooth?

-- Wood is awesome.

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#7 posted 04-05-2016 04:41 PM

Hello Bill


Very very nice

Can you add a picture to see the interior of the box ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 05:49 PM


Great results from creative hands. I’m also curious and would like to see more detail. Eg. How is the bottom attached? Size of the box? Any difficulties with the wood when you carved it?

I like the tone balance and the movement.

It’s got me thinking.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 04-05-2016 05:58 PM

Indeed extremly deep sculpturing, but turned greta. I like the contrasting colours. The top handle is real match.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 04-05-2016 06:14 PM

”...angry starving beaver on crack…” I don’t think I want anything like near my wood. LOL Great job on the boxes, beautiful combination of woods. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 04-05-2016 06:17 PM

cool boxes. love the handles

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#13 posted 04-05-2016 08:49 PM

Awesome boxes!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 04-05-2016 09:18 PM

Great looking box. I would love to see one being made…perhaps on You tube.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 04-05-2016 09:46 PM

bill thats another a+ job on this one,love the wood it almost looks like ice slowly it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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