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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 897 days ago 1942 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought “Orenda”—Native American for Magic Power, was a fitting title for the unusual grain in the Alder lid to this box. Enhanced by crushed turquoise.

Walnut base with Maple splines. One coat of BLO finished with hand-rubbed semi-gloss lacquer.

Thanks for looking

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





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patron

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#1 posted 897 days ago

nice box kent
as are all your others

funny how after years of major work
we wind up making small simple things
to give us pleasure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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peterrum

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#2 posted 897 days ago

Very nice. Do you use Inlace for the turquoise?

-- Carpe Diem

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 897 days ago

Another very nice / COOL box…

You have probably answered this before… but How do you get the turquoise into those little cracks, etc.?
( grind it up, mix with clear epoxy?)

Sure is nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 897 days ago

Another Great one! Thanks

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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itsmic

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#5 posted 897 days ago

Classic Beauty and Style, the combo works Great, very well balanced, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 897 days ago

A very nice box, Kent

The figure on the Alder lid is almost like a landscape, magical.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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stefang

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#7 posted 897 days ago

Beautiful Kent. The Alder goes really well with the Walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 897 days ago

peterrum: It is not Inlace, it is crushed turquois from Craft supplies. I buy it by the once

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Decorative_Materials___Inlay_Materials?Args=

It comes in different consistencies.he also sell Inlace, but I have not used it.

Joe, I use a small paint brush to force it into the voids. Then I start soaking withn either thin or medium Ca glue until it is level (or above) Sand flat and repeat if needed.

On a larger void I sometimes use epoxy, which can also be mixed with the stone first, then pressed in with a putty knife.

Thanks to everyone else.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 897 days ago

Beautiful box, Kent!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 897 days ago

Kent great box, I bought some stuff from the web site mentioned above. I haven’t tried it yet but its on the list. Hope it comes out like yours.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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doncutlip

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#11 posted 897 days ago

Now that is a box, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 897 days ago

Very nice build. I don’t see much Alder but your top is spectacular.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 897 days ago

That is a very beautiful box. I love what you did with the alder.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Karson

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#14 posted 897 days ago

Kent A great design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 897 days ago

Another beauty, Kent!

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

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