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Project by Woodbutcher3 posted 1506 days ago 1841 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a box I was commissioned to carve as an annversary gift for a husand. I gave a couple Barton books to the client and she put together what she wanted to go on the box. It was an anniversary gift for her husband.

Same box in each picture – the lighting seemed to change with each shot.

Butternut with a Bartley clear satin gel wipe on – it’s a bugger getting it out of all the little chips – used a paint brush to draw the gel out and then rubbed it down.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1506 days ago

Great chip carving.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mafe

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#2 posted 1506 days ago

I’m always impressed by carvings, it must take a big patience – one day I have to take up the challange.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 1506 days ago

Very nice box and nice carvings too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 1506 days ago

Great carving. I dont think that I would ever to try carving at all, not enough patience.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 1506 days ago

totally awesome

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Woodbutcher3

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#6 posted 1506 days ago

This is such a great community for so many reasons. Everyone is appreciative of each others efforts.

A little at a time gets this type of carving done. So, patience doesn’t have to be long in each setting.

I have to say, I didn’t make the box. I get mine from several different sources – Wayne Barton, Dennis Moore and Boxes’n’ Such – all of them on line.

Chip carving is one of the easiest forms and yet so rewarding. Only takes a couple knives. And, you can carry it almost anywhere you go. Just make sure it’s in your baggage not your pocket when you board the plane.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Maveric777

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#7 posted 1506 days ago

Cool Box….. I really love all the intricate carvings in it. How long in all did it take you to carve it all?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Kathy

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#8 posted 1506 days ago

WOW

-- curious woodworker

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Woodbutcher3

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#9 posted 1505 days ago

@Maveric77 – The sides are a weave pattern- which are the most detailed and longer to carve – so I’d say close to 40 hours over all – planning, carving, and finishing – there’s green flocking on the inside.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#10 posted 1505 days ago

Impressive sir! Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 1505 days ago

very nice work. Chip carving is just plain fun! Nice box

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Colin

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#12 posted 1505 days ago

Very, very nice box, I am always delighted to see chip carving skills being demonstrated, you say that chip carving is an easy form of carving, and it is, however you are also very humble about your work, it’s also very difficult to maintain the concentration, patience and accuracy to produce an excellent piece of work such as your box shown above.

Well done.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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rance

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#13 posted 1504 days ago

“I did it one chip at a time, and it didn’t cost me much time”. Should I write you a song for this one? Ha ha. As always, nice work.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Woodbutcher3

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#14 posted 1504 days ago

Rance ~ I shoulda asked you before i told’em how much time it took – now that you took my class, I expect you to start chipping one chip at a time.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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glue4you

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#15 posted 1079 days ago

You say it didn’t t cost you much time, just 40 hours. You must be the gatekeeper of eternity :-)

Beautiful box, thanks for sharing!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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