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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 08-09-2011 04:06 PM 2374 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another box. I find myself dumpster diving in my own shop dumpster. It’s been fun making something nice out of material we have always thrown away. This one is Maple and Walnut with Crushed Torquois Inlay.

Approximately 6” x 9” x 3” tall

I am still experimenting with my photography. I built a light box and am working on the adjusting the lighting.
When I finally get that like I want it I’ll post a blog on that.

Thanks for looking!

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 04:15 PM

Very smooth box, Kent. The photos are looking good as well. How about a close-up of that turquoise?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 04:19 PM

Beautiful box, nice proportions, nice figure and finish.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 04:21 PM

Beautiful!

Nice lines…

Is that some type of Inlay on the top?
Colored Epoxy filled cracks?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 04:22 PM

Beautiful box, Kent.

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58j35bonanza

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 04:23 PM

The blog would be great! I need all the help I can get when it comes to taking photos.
Nice looking box, I really like how the lift is made using the accent wood.

-- Chuck

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 04:54 PM

This is one classy little box Kent, love the positioning of the “knot” in the lid combined with the turquoise…
very, very nice !
What finish did you use?

Your photography is really nice as well, would love to see a blog on your light box…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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grizzman

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#7 posted 08-09-2011 05:12 PM

thats a beautiful box kent, i love the subtle wood yet the walnut handle makes it stand out..with your eye drawn to the turquoise for a flash of blue color…very well done…thank you for sharing it with us..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 05:19 PM

Charlie, I’ll get a close up for you. I thought about what you said when I posted my website
You were right about the boxes being too flat looking. When I’m happy with my lighting I will retake all those pictures—Thanks for the honest comments.

Joe, the only inlay is the torquois, The other is part of the knot in the wood.

Gene, I used lacquer, hand-rubbed, with a final coat of paste wax.

Chuck, Blog coming when I can.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 08-09-2011 05:38 PM


“Joe, the only inlay is the torquois”

Possible to get a Close-Up of it? It looks so unusual!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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blackcherry

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#10 posted 08-09-2011 05:45 PM

Another gem Kent, great work on saving this piece of maple. The finish is top notch would love to hold, thanks for posting ….BC

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whitedog

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#11 posted 08-09-2011 06:27 PM

Another beauty … I’ve found that everyone seems to be drawn to torquois.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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SPalm

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#12 posted 08-09-2011 07:02 PM

Nice.
Good photos also.

I am drawn to the handle and the extra little splice you put in there. Good job.

The finish looks nice too,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Karson

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#13 posted 08-09-2011 07:06 PM

Kent: a wonderful looking box. Nice design

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Al Wojcik

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#14 posted 08-09-2011 07:25 PM

Pretty cool looking, I like the style of the box.
Great job !!.

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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Maveric777

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#15 posted 08-09-2011 07:35 PM

Handsome work…. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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