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I carved this piece out of poplar. It’s 4 1/2” tall and 6 1/2”x6 1/2” wide. I colored it with diluted oil paints and stain.
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#1 posted 03-23-2008 01:35 AM
WOW! That’s beautiful.
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#2 posted 03-23-2008 02:25 AM
What patience and keen vision you must have to carve such a beautiful piece. I envy your talent. Nice box. But can you post pics of the inside also? I know we would like to see the rest also.
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
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#3 posted 03-23-2008 02:31 AM
A box? This is beautiful work. what a wonderful box.
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#4 posted 03-23-2008 02:38 AM
Great job.Did you stain then add the oil paint details?
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com
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#5 posted 03-23-2008 02:39 AM
The lid is gorgeous. Poplar is a much underused wood. And often when it is used, the first inclination it to simply paint it. Very nicely done. I will ditto Bradford’s comments about the inside as well..
Thanks for the post. Your carving skills are wonderful.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#6 posted 03-23-2008 06:59 AM
Kenneth I don’t know if you are aware of the law or not – but making boxes this beautiful is illegal. I’m going to have to confiscate it for evidence. Beautiful box.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#7 posted 03-23-2008 07:02 AM
Nice job! reminds me of some of the stuff Dixie Biggs does.
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#8 posted 03-23-2008 07:20 AM
Great looking carving!
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#9 posted 03-23-2008 11:41 AM
That is just stunning. Beautiful detail.
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#10 posted 03-23-2008 01:02 PM
oh my!!! Amazing. WOW
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#11 posted 03-23-2008 01:31 PM
Beautiful, how creative. Good job.
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#12 posted 03-23-2008 03:56 PM
Perfect carving.This box is a real masterpiece!
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#13 posted 03-23-2008 08:03 PM
Beautiful carved box. Thank you for posting
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#14 posted 03-25-2008 03:02 AM
Thank you for all of your comments.
Scott Shangraw, To answer your question about the coloring process, I applied a couple washes of thinned oil paints and let that dry. Then I applied a reddish brown stain a couple times. After the stain was dry I applied a few coats of Danish oil and a few days later finished it with some deft spray (gloss).
To you guys who wanted to see the inside, I’ll take a picture as soon as possible, although you’re not missing much I didn’t line it or make any cool compartments.
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#15 posted 03-26-2008 06:55 AM
This is awesome! Love the carving… it’s got so much depth to it. Really nice.
-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com
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