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Project by Dave posted 04-05-2011 03:15 AM 1500 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a box to house the set of Two Cherry’s chisels that I had purchased. The box has about 3 different schools of carving. The top of the box is a chip carving that I have been learning with the current chip carving class here at lj’s. The side panels are something I have seen Thomas McDonald do. And the front was something I saw on u tube with a gouge. It is all basswood. The sides are blind dovetailed. It was hand plained. The bottom is joined with square pins. And the top is a sliding dovetail. It opens from the bottom. Just a small chisel till held together by glue. I finished it with some cherry gel stain and teak oil. I was going for a rustic look.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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FunkadelicAlex

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 03:33 AM

That’s cool. I really like how you incorporated differnt styles into the box.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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Dave

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 03:38 AM

thx Alex. Guys keep in mind I am new to this carving stuff. You can tell can’t ya?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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swirt

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 04:46 AM

Carving and dovetails all look good from here Dave. Clever combination of your work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 05:12 AM

I needed the commander to help put them together ha;) Thanks as always ye ole maker of fine mallets;0

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 06:19 AM

Looks cool, I didn’t notice the dovetails at first. Too much great carving ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Chips

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 04:36 PM

You are off to a good start. Wish my first one looked that good.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 04:48 PM

Dave, that’s a real nice box. You did a wonderful job on it.

-- 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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Dave

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 05:19 PM

Chips and Reck Thanks guys. It is a good place to keep my chisels and chip knives. I couldn’t just leave the wood bare;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Thomas1970

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 05:59 PM

David;

Never apologize for your work!

Your work looks great and a cool use of your chisel storage box! I love it.

I myself appreciate the “rustic” style you have gone with as that is what I make myself … reuse and found material is what I mainly utilize.

Keep up the great work and show us some more of your rustic style!

Thomas
Ye’ Olde Woodshop
Ellijay, GA

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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Dave

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#10 posted 04-05-2011 07:44 PM

Thank you Thomas

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 10:24 PM

Wonderful box Dave. All the great carving makes it unique and interesting. I also liked that fat handled knife stored in it. Did you make it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#12 posted 04-06-2011 01:11 AM

Mike first thank you, the knife was hand made and purchased from the Pearl River Carving Guild. It sure does feel good in the hand. Zebra wood and he made the blade. He had about 5 different kinds. This one is a chip knife. i
The 2 cherry chip knife wears me out and hurts after a while.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 06:33 AM

That looks nice. I seen some of this this past weekend you were calling practice pieces. I see you found a way to incorporate them into a project though. Good thinking.
You’re doing great. I found the old pocket knife and I picked up some cheap chisels for J.C. As soon as I finish the current project I’m going to set aside some time to get him started. By the time you come up again, he’s gonna talk your ears off about it. Meanwhile, I’m going to be left in the dust because I keep lolly gaggin around about starting with the carving. What little I have tried just in passing looked nowhere near as good as what you showed me was your first piece.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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