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Project by KennethBirdine posted 03-23-2008 01:28 AM 1723 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- http://www.kennethbirdine.com/





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Betsy

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#1 posted 03-23-2008 01:35 AM

WOW! That’s beautiful.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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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.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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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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tpastore

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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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#11 posted 03-23-2008 01:31 PM

Beautiful, how creative. Good job.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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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.

Thanks again,
Kenneth

-- http://www.kennethbirdine.com/

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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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