Small Box for Tools and Stones

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Project by Clung posted 08-21-2011 07:52 PM 1855 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple box constructed out of 6mm okume plywood scrap to keep my carving tools and stones in one place.

-- Clarence

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 08:15 PM

This box has an unusually warm and attractive quality. Nicely done. I like it a lot. Look to see more boxes from you.


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

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

I like it. For my 10 cents (Canadian) that’s a nice bit of carving too :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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

Nice box. What is the story behind the hook bladed knife?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 10:48 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Yes Paul, it is the Bluenose, a wonderful reminder of how function and form can coexist together.

WayneC the hook knife is from Lee Valley, and I use it in carving bowls and spoons.

-- Clarence

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 12:55 AM

Thanks Clarence. I ordered one. Looks like they are now discontinued and limited to stock on hand.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 01:34 AM

Nice presentation, considering plywood was used. How did you finish it, water stain? If you still have product details/the finishing steps, please share them.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 04:16 AM

ChuckM, thanks for the comments – the finish is simply tung oil, then amber shellac. Not too much effort was put into a great finish!

-- Clarence

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#8 posted 08-22-2011 01:47 PM

Clarence, it’s really a nice tool box and that sailboat looks wonderful 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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#9 posted 08-23-2011 11:46 AM

Really a nice case, and now all is possible to bring with you so you can carve where ever you go.
Wonderful, and a beautiful boat, you managed to make it sail.
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 08-23-2011 06:48 PM

Really nice work my friend! Did you say scrap? Wow! Awesome!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 08-23-2011 07:10 PM

Nice Box !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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