paulownia and koa shell boxes

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Project by ward63 posted 01-20-2012 03:07 PM 1212 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a wooden shell in book a while back, and it was lingering in my mind ever since.
So I thought I’d give it a try. For the koa box I used a forstner bit to gouge out the center and you can see the marks of it. On the paulownia, I gouged it out with a carving chisel as the wood is much softer.
I used sandpaper till about 800 grit then finished them with a wax finish.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice design.
I like those.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 04:21 PM

Well thought out and even better execution!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#3 posted 01-20-2012 04:23 PM

Unique box.very attractive design and super workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 04:04 AM

Thank you for all the comments! My wife and her friends liked them too but I haven’t found a good use for them other than sitting on a shelf an looking interesting.

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