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Project by Rustic posted 12-07-2010 02:26 AM 1226 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at carving a walnut shell into a basket using a dremel tool. All it took was a cut off disc and a high speed bit. The instructions called for a bull nose bit but I don’t have that yet so i used a straight bit. It took all of 5 minutes for 1 of these.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 02:30 AM

CUTE BASKET RICK, VERY COOL, HOPE YOU SELL A MILLION OF THEM, SEE YOU FRIDAY FOR A DAY IN THE SHOP, I’LL GET THE HEATER GOING!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 02:33 AM

Neat idea, Rick. Maybe you could sell some to MsDebbie to place by her little Elf Doors ;^)

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rustic

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 02:39 AM

that’s a idea Lew. LOL

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mafe

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 03:03 AM

Sweet idea.
Perhaps I can make my daughter come to the shop to make some.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 06:51 AM

Hey, those are neat little baskets. I hope you were wearing your Kevlar glove in case the Dremel slips! Tee Hee!
Thanks for sharing!!

Merry Christmas, Buddy!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 12:44 PM

or maybe you could buy some of my fairy doors to put next to your baskets!!! :D :D :D

impressive job. And did the walnut slip while you were carving it? It must have been hard to hold steady.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 02:21 PM

These look good but I wish you would post a closeup. I’m very interested in woodcarving and would like to see a little more detail. These look like they might have been a lot of fun. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 03:19 PM

Helluvawreck—there is not much more detail to these al you are doing is cutting out 2 sections then carving the meat of the nut out. Iwill see what I can do though.

MsDebbie—- no they did not slip I had a pretty good grip on them

Jim—I need to get a leather glove for using the dremel. If the dremel catches the Kevlar t will be much worse than a cut. Leather won’t grab like cloth wll

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 11:09 PM

huu they were small
but I don´t think I will attempt to do it …LOL

thank´s for sharing them Rick

take care
Dennis

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Rustic

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#10 posted 12-16-2010 02:04 AM

They are easy

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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