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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 986 days ago 1615 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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RogerBean

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#1 posted 986 days ago

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

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

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Karson

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#2 posted 986 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 986 days ago

Very nice design and great craftsmanship.

Excellent job.

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kiefer

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#4 posted 986 days ago

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 986 days ago

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: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 986 days ago

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

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 986 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 986 days ago

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, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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tomd

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#9 posted 986 days ago

Great box, love the lid.

-- Tom D

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Ian Hawthorne

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#10 posted 986 days ago

Nice box Kent – great choice of timbers.

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 985 days ago

Kent, thats a beautiful box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 985 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 985 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#14 posted 984 days ago

Great work, really nice!

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

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