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Project by Rustic posted 04-04-2011 04:31 PM 1869 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is gong to be my new carving tool tote. It is made from Spalted maple and walnut. The handle is walnut as well. This was supposed to be a chapeau box for my Knights of Columbus regalia, but the wood cupped in the wrong spot so I modified it. The hinges I had laying around and the finish is tung oil. Thanks to Jockmike2 for the walnut and the help in getting it started.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 04:44 PM

i like the old look of it, niceee

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

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 05:02 PM

A great box. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 05:15 PM

Thanks Guys.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 05:32 PM

Nice look’in box Rustic, it is always fun to make something for yourself!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 06:08 PM

straight carving … :-)
I like the old wormy look too

thank´s for sharing
Take csare

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#6 posted 04-04-2011 07:59 PM

Beautiful piece of wood for the top, Rick!


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

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 02:04 AM

Turned out real nice Rick, I think it looks better than the other one we started. Good job.

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 02:41 AM

Well done box.

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#9 posted 04-12-2011 06:02 PM

It’s a wonderful toolbox.
Full of life, and soon full of wonderful tools.
What more can we wish for?
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 04-13-2011 03:53 AM

I looked at the top this past weekend and found some interesting patterns. One looked like an eagle head, another looked like a duck, and a fox or gator.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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