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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 845 days ago 1645 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box pretty much speaks for itself. Maple base, spalted top (Not sure what—it was given to me)
I little Turquois in the top. Walnut spines, hand-rubbed lacquer finish.

This is the sister to “Rio Bonito” which sold this morning.

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

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#1 posted 845 days ago

As usual, outstanding. I finally got my hands on some Turquoise to try. I will send a pix for your approval before I post.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#2 posted 845 days ago

Another great wood combination, Kent.

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

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#3 posted 845 days ago

Beautiful piece Kent. Great looking wood.

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

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#4 posted 845 days ago

Great looking box Kent. I love the contrasting top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 845 days ago

Sharp and clean well done Kent thanks for posting…BC

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#6 posted 845 days ago

Wow, I love that top. Great looking box.


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#7 posted 845 days ago

Awesome. I’m making two boxes now very similar to yours. I know now they will look great as yours does.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 845 days ago

Awesome. I realy like the corners, they fit perfectly! I’m making two similar boxes now.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#9 posted 845 days ago

ANOTHER great Kent box! The wood on the top is amazing as is the craftsmanship throughout.

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

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#10 posted 845 days ago

Exquisite (hope I spelled that right)

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 844 days ago

Another beauty. just take a couple boards put them together and poof you have a treasure. Well maybe there is more to it and you realy have the more to it down :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 844 days ago

Nicely done. Spectacular lid piece.

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

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#13 posted 844 days ago


Very nice. This is a solid job of craftsmanship. I like the indented lift concept and who wouldn’t love the choice of wood combinations? Your design has a trim, sparse, elegant look to it. Thanks for sharing.

This lid looks moderately heavy. How do the barrel hinges hold up for this?

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 844 days ago

Beautiful job Kent & great piece of walnut.

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

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#15 posted 844 days ago

Another beautiful box, Kent.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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