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Project by LittlePaw posted 02-07-2011 06:27 AM 7811 views 74 times favorited 95 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This customer wanted an “unusual” Feather Box to carry her Bald Eagle feather (fans) to Pow Wows. So I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate eagle claws into the design. At first I was going to attach the handle with claws on both ends on top of the lid. Then as I was drawing it, I thought it would be rather unusual to let the talons dig into the lid as if it is holding the lid that way. She liked the claw idea, but when I presented her with the finished box, she was very excited with the claws in the lid. That made me happy also.

The box is made of walnut sides and pine front and back. The lid is walnut with poplar center strip. The handle is carved out of poplar.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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bigike

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 06:30 AM

wow, that has to be one of the best boxes I’ve seen. Those talons look very sharp and real nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 06:31 AM

that’s pretty wild!
awesome carving work.

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 06:41 AM

yep one of the best for sure!

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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woodworkerscott

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 06:43 AM

Absolutely awesome. It’s creative, it’s crafted wonderfully. Great job, thanks for posting. Fav’d.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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polecat

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 06:44 AM

That is so cool

-- polecat, south alabama

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ykjohn

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#6 posted 02-07-2011 06:53 AM

I have never been able to carve. Absolutely beautiful
Love the claw marks
thanks for posting

-- John, The Great White North

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 06:53 AM

Nice!

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Triumph1

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#8 posted 02-07-2011 06:53 AM

Okay…may be blocked for it but… F’in awesome! Out out of the box thinking and an amazing design. I love it.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 02-07-2011 06:53 AM

Wow! That is amazing!

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TomT

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 07:06 AM

Outstanding. Very creative. Very cool!

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 02-07-2011 07:30 AM

That is great and absolutely unique…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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shipwright

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#12 posted 02-07-2011 07:32 AM

Can’t say much about the box but that’s some fine handle. I can feel the pain.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Clung

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#13 posted 02-07-2011 07:34 AM

That is amazing. Very well done. Stunning.

-- Clarence

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Daniel Wise

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#14 posted 02-07-2011 08:06 AM

Awesome! The “rips” in the top add a lot to the effect too.

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steliart

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#15 posted 02-07-2011 09:10 AM

Fantastic out of the box way of thinking.
Love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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