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Project by Tom Regnier posted 05-20-2018 10:14 AM 830 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another attempt at one of Michael Cullen’s box carvings. I’m just learning to carve and these boxes are a great way to practice different techniques on a small scale.
The box has a slight taper top to bottom and I gave the top a complimentary opposing taper. I left the top thick enough to accept the pattern better and allow some wrap around carving.
The circles are cut with a v-gouge and were quite challenging. I’ve got a few decent ones in there but still need to improve.The dimples are supposed to be perfect little round scoops and I’m hoping I can achieve that someday…I’m at about a 50-50 rate right now.
The outside is milk painted then rubbed out with
steel wool. I used a white glaze effect to fill in some of the carved areas and I really liked how it came out.
Here’s a progression photo of the box as I went along.

As always…thanks for looking and I welcome all your comments.





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#1 posted 05-20-2018 10:24 AM

What That’s awesome box and surface decoration/carving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-20-2018 10:52 AM

Nicely done, Tom! Carving circles is tough.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 05-20-2018 01:12 PM

You did a beautiful job on this box.

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

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#4 posted 05-20-2018 01:45 PM

Out standing box, Haven’t figured out how you made it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-20-2018 05:21 PM

Outstanding, Tom! I love it. It doesn’t look like a typical bandsaw box, how did you construct it?

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#6 posted 05-20-2018 05:43 PM

Hi Charlie, check out Michael Cullen’s videos on the fine woodworking site. You can view some of them for free and the others require you to do a free sign up to fine woodworking. I find his work to be really unique encompassing carving and color.

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#7 posted 05-20-2018 05:46 PM



Hi Charlie, check out Michael Cullen s videos on the fine woodworking site. You can view some of them for free and the others require you to do a free sign up to fine woodworking. I find his work to be really unique encompassing carving and color.

- Tom Regnier

Thanks Tom, I love Michael’s work.

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

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#8 posted 05-20-2018 05:55 PM

This box has a slight reverse taper so his plug method doenst work as easily. The glue up has to be very precise with the bottom resting in unglued while clamping.

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#9 posted 05-20-2018 06:13 PM

Interesting, when I saw bandsaw box I was expecting the other. It’s a nice box, but where it shines are the carvings, as said circles ain’t easy to carve, and actually I like the more random 50 50 pattern you achieved with your scoops. I think perfect scoops would have looked boring. Then that finish is awesome, painted, wiped, and then glazed to make it showcase the gouge work.

Really nice job here, take a bow. My vote would have had this as a top 3 for the work involved.

Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 05-21-2018 09:27 AM

The carved finish on the box is an absolute winner! It lifts a nice but rather plain box to a whole new level. Plus, your choice of color is bold but it works very well—it’s great to see something other than the brown/red/tan we so often produce. Great work!

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