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#8 CraterFace

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Project by HunterDS posted 01-12-2017 03:13 PM 2460 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box, aptly named craterface, is the eighth box I have made since I began woodworking. When I discovered my Father’s old Foredom I quickly got the urge to play with power carving. This box is mostly a proof of concept and really my first attempt at something freehand so to speak. All of my projects up to this point have been very geometric and show symmetry. This box also taught me how to use my carbide bits and the techniques required to use each individual bit. It also taught me that having a thinner outer layer really cuts down on the time is takes to carve and it also gives more control on the final contrast.

Woods used: Maple and Walnut for the sides. Book matched Crotch Walnut for the top and Bottom.
Size: 6” X 6” X 2”

-- Hunter, Houston TX





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SLT

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 04:15 PM

Cool design

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 06:22 PM

What an awesome concept. Nicely thought out and executed!!

-- 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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#3 posted 01-12-2017 07:06 PM

Hunter, this is a great concept and looks like you had fun with it. The walnut is beautiful. I even like the title of this well-crafted box. I wish we could see how it opens and had a picture of the inside of the box. You can edit that in any time you wish by clicking on the red “edit” symbol on the upper left, first page of your post. This is a nicely creative use of your new tool and the results are fun to see. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 10:24 PM

Really cool.

-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 12:18 AM

Very unique design! I like it! Would like to see it with the lid open as well!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 12:28 AM

Thanks everybody!

-- Hunter, Houston TX

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 12:33 AM


Hunter, this is a great concept and looks like you had fun with it. The walnut is beautiful. I even like the title of this well-crafted box. I wish we could see how it opens and had a picture of the inside of the box. You can edit that in any time you wish by clicking on the red “edit” symbol on the upper left, first page of your post. This is a nicely creative use of your new tool and the results are fun to see. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy


I appreciate your feedback. I really like your box designs.
I could not figure out a handle that goes well with this box (for now) so i sanded a corner down on the bottom so that when you press the lid in it lifts up a little bit. The interior is plain since this was mostly just a test but i will probably velvet line it in the future.

-- Hunter, Houston TX

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 01-13-2017 01:16 AM

Unique and very nice. i always enjoy seeing creative ideas…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#9 posted 01-13-2017 02:59 AM

Beautiful box, seems a shame to cover that walnut by lining the interior. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 01-13-2017 01:19 PM

Really cool! I like the free form carving!

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com

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#11 posted 01-13-2017 03:29 PM

very nice

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#12 posted 01-30-2017 02:06 AM

While very nicely crafter and finished, I personally would not like a box or container like this. I have that phobia of things with many holes, what’s it called… I’m seriously getting the creeps just looking at all the perforations on the storage container right now!

-- Christopher James: http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/brisbane/north-brisbane/

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#13 posted 02-28-2017 08:39 PM

A really unique piece!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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