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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2752 days ago 6345 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just visiting the forum about Whittling tools, & I thought I might as well show you My Tool Box
This is something I put together one day while fiddling around in my shop. I used some Red Oak pieces leftover from some previous projects. It started out with half as many tool holes, so I had to drill some more as I added more chisels.

You may notice, I couldn’t resist doing some carvings on the sides.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some of my homemade carving equipment.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Don

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#1 posted 2752 days ago

Hey, Dick, this is a very attractive and practical piece. You are a true artist. I particularly like the signature on the front. One slip of the chisel and goodbye signature. You have my respect as the flawless result, no doubt, represents years of practice. I have some inkling of the skill involved based on the only carving, of a sort, that I’ve done is a rocking horse.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2752 days ago

I would expect nothing less from someone with your talents. I wish I could carve like that. I agree with Don 100%.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 2749 days ago

This is a true treasure. I would recommend that you leave this item in your Will so your family won’t fight about it, seriously. It is something I would give an “eye tooth” for at an estate sale. Nicely done, making me ashamed of storing my carving tools in a drawer, or cardboard shoe box.

wonderful,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2749 days ago

A big Thank you.
I just added some more images.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Sawhorse

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#5 posted 2745 days ago

Excellent craftamanship, Dick…I especially like the carvings on each end, nice touch.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2690 days ago

Thanks for the nice compliments Jocks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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cronk

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#7 posted 2690 days ago

wonderful job of using the woods characteristics, Dick. I’m going to look at a few more times and become inspired to handle my carving tools more lovingly and hopefully measure up to your standards.

-- cronk, oregon

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Obi

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#8 posted 2689 days ago

You just might be a lumberjock, when you don’t care about the box, as much as you want to see the tools in it.

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Harold

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#9 posted 2321 days ago

This is a wonderful piece Dick, I have wanted to do something similar, but never find the time. I have a tool box that has been in various stages of completion for several years now. But I do like this tote, it would be slick for travelling, even if the trip was just outside an a beautiful day.
take care,
harold

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2321 days ago

Thanks Harold!

You don’t have to go wild like I did though, with all the carvings on it.

I didn’t have a plan, I just made it to fit the longest piece of scrap I had

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Christopher

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#11 posted 2120 days ago

OK, you win. I love functional art!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2120 days ago

Thanks for all of your great comments Chris.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2119 days ago

Dick, this one popped up for the first time for me. Glad I did not miss it, great job on the tool box & the carving..

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 2119 days ago

Wow! How did I miss this one? This is a true heirloom. Very nice craftsmanship!

Well done, Sir!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#15 posted 2064 days ago

Very creative and useful piece of artwork. Great job!!!

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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