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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 894 days ago 6184 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my favorites yet! I had a hard time making it available for sale, but I just listed it on Etsy.

The lid is spalted (I’m not sure what, it was given to me) with turquoise inlay
Base is Walnut with Maple splines.
8 3/4” x 5 3/4” x 4” tall

One coat of Boiled Linseed Oli to enhance the color, and multiple coats of semi-gloss lacquer—hand-rubbed.

As always, thanks for looking!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 894 days ago

Great lumber, great design. I can see why you’ll hate to part with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 894 days ago


Great wood!

Great Finish

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 894 days ago

Oh, I’ll bet you have a secret supply of that spalted wood with turquoise inlay…..after all, doesn’t it grow naturally down around Tahoka? Ha! Anyhow, pretty box and nice work.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#4 posted 894 days ago

Nicely made and with a excellent top piece, Kent. This should sell fairly easily. I know what you mean about parting with your work. I find it hard, impossible sometimes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Ian Hawthorne

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#5 posted 894 days ago

Very nice Kent – should sell pretty quick!

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#6 posted 894 days ago

How can you sell such nice stuff Kent! Oh well, I know you can make more. Whenever I make something I like (which is almost never) I just have to keep it or give it to someone close.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 894 days ago

Another great job Kent :)) beautiful timber

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 894 days ago

Very cool Kent ,nice choice of woods and great box.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 894 days ago

what a beauty Kent, looks very warm and inviting.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 894 days ago

Very nicely done Kent, I am sure it will fast.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 894 days ago

Going going gone… in 60 seconds… fabulous box work…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 894 days ago

Great choice of wood, I love the top. Nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 894 days ago

Lovely box. Well done!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#14 posted 894 days ago

Very nice. I have been getting a lot of ideas from your boxes. Thanks for sharing. It looks like you chamfered the edges where the top meets the bottom. Is there a specific reason for doing this other than style? Also how large a chamfer do you usually use?


-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#15 posted 894 days ago

Excellent work Kent.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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