Southwest Carved Box

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 08-12-2011 12:38 AM 1926 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After about 40 years of manufacturing a gazillion raised panel doors, I am having a ball being a little artistic and doing a little fun stuff.

Here is yet another box I have done recently. Hand carved using a Dremel—well maybe not “hand” carved,
but I did it free hand -holding the Dremel!

The box is Walnut and Maple, again saved from the trash.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 12:56 AM

Nice. I particularly like the way the graceful curves flow into (or from) the lift. Very attractive piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 01:01 AM

Kent:: Have you looked at Steward MacDonald

They have a mini router base for a Dremel or a Foredom handtool base to do routing. They work great, easy to control because the router bits are real small.

And if you look on eBay for circuit board drills you will find some small carbide router bits.

Great looking box.

-- 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 08-12-2011 01:19 AM

Very nice design and great craftsmanship.

Excellent job.

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 01:22 AM

nice box Kent
Always another look and wood combination.
Good save from the trash and artistic too. Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 03:13 AM

Kent… Very NICE!

I like that style…

That terquoise … is that a small Rock inlaid… or a slice of a rock inlaid??

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 08-12-2011 03:28 AM

Very nice, Kent. Your boxes just keep getting better and better!

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

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 04:04 AM

Well done Kent. The suttle details make a really distinctive difference.

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 05:55 AM

Wow Kent, you are “REALLY” getting into this “BOX” thing ! Kind of addictive, huh….LOL

This box is just simply lovely, elegant and smoooooooooth ! Beautiful lines !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 07:29 AM

Great box, love the lid.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 08-12-2011 07:56 AM

Nice box Kent – great choice of timbers.


-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 08-12-2011 03:18 PM

Kent, thats a beautiful box.

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 08-12-2011 03:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

Karson, Thanks, I actually have that base for my Dremel (in fact it came from them) I’m using a flex shaft.
I can get the more hand-carved look that way. The cut is not so squared off like a router would be.

Joe, I am using crushed torquois, fine or course, depending on the size of void I’m filling.
Blog coming soon, so I won’t get into the details yet

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 08-12-2011 04:21 PM

Kent, it’s really a nice box. Congratulations.

-- 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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#14 posted 08-13-2011 07:14 PM

Great work, really nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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