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paulownia and koa shell boxes

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Project by ward63 posted 921 days ago 1042 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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llwynog

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#1 posted 921 days ago

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 921 days ago

Well thought out and even better execution!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since the invention of wood.)

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#3 posted 921 days ago

Unique box.very attractive design and super workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ward63

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#4 posted 920 days ago

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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