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Project by pariswoodworking posted 1070 days ago 1046 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back, a good friend made me a holster for my revolver so as a thank you, I made him this red oak box. This was my first try at a box so it’s not perfect, but I think it turned out alright. I had some pattern books lying around so I combined two patterns to make the cowboy and the barbed wire frame.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein





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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 1070 days ago

Now that looks great. I like it very much it reminds me of home when I was a kid.
Arlin

PS Can I get a copy of the pattern from you too.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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pariswoodworking

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#2 posted 1070 days ago

Sure, PM me your email address and I’ll send you one.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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amagineer

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#3 posted 1069 days ago

Nice pattern. Do you use a dremel type tool to do the carving? How long does it take to finish a pattern like this?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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pariswoodworking

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#4 posted 1069 days ago

I use a Craftsman scroll saw to cut out the pattern. (the black is a piece of masonite that I spray painted black and glued the the back of the cutout.) It usually takes 2-3 1/2 hours to cut out the portrait and sand it. Then another 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to make the box. That is about how long it took me to make this one. The portraits still take somewhere around that long to cut out. (depending on how many cuts I have to make and how complex/simple they are.) The box it’s self would probably take less time now.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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papasteve

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#5 posted 1069 days ago

Impressive!!

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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pariswoodworking

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

Thanks for the complements everyone.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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simarilan

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#7 posted 1067 days ago

Very nice box, like the pattern.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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