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Carved Shell Box

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Project by Dust_Maker posted 07-07-2017 04:33 AM 791 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box started off as a scrap block of maple about 3” cubed. I cut the shell outline out of the whole block and then carved the shell shape into the top of the block.. Once the carving was completed, I cut the shell off the block and about an 1/8” off the bottom, hollowed the center and glued the bottom back on. I embedded a couple of rare earth magnets in the shell lid and the rim of the box to act as a sort of hinge or retainer. It’s a little weaker than I would like, but accomplished the basic goal of keeping the lid with the box.

Maple grain does not usually gain my admiration, but this turned out to be attractive. The finish is Formby’s Tung Oil Finish over 1200 grit sanding.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6





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becikeja

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#1 posted 07-07-2017 09:39 AM

Really like this box. looks good

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 07-07-2017 11:26 AM

Very Nice, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 07-07-2017 05:01 PM

Wow! What a beautiful box and it’s so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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leafherder

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#4 posted 07-07-2017 06:16 PM

Beautiful box, perfect size and shape for holding some pearls for a special lady.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 07-08-2017 12:40 PM

Very well made top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-09-2017 03:22 AM

Thank you for the kind comments all.

Oldrivers, I expect you’ll like the next one better yet as it is made from cherry.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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