Valentine Feather Box

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Project by LittlePaw posted 1270 days ago 7616 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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#1 posted 1270 days ago

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,

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

that’s pretty wild!
awesome carving work.

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

yep one of the best for sure!

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

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

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

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

That is so cool

-- polecat, south alabama

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

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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#8 posted 1270 days ago

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 1270 days ago

Wow! That is amazing!

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Outstanding. Very creative. Very cool!

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

That is great and absolutely unique…

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

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.

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

That is amazing. Very well done. Stunning.

-- Clarence

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

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

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

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 - --

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