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Project by Donowoodworks posted 712 days ago 2076 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I have been watching Boris Khechoyan carve masterpieces for a while in the shop that I hang out in, and I decided to ask him if he would teach me to carve. Finished this just in time for my three year “anniversary” and I’m sure my girlfriend is going to be very happy!

His website, for those who are interested; the man is amazing at his craft, and I can only hope to be so good one day.

Edit: I came back to this project a few months later because the inside of the box was not all that useful as a jewelry box. I added some dividers and a drawer that slides on some ebony rails. I think it looks worlds better, and is much more functional.

-- -Mark Donovan, Donovanwoodworks@gmail.com





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 712 days ago

Your box is beautiful. The carving looks like you’ve been doing it for years!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 712 days ago

Nice carving. I like your inlay work also.
I will look forward to seeing more projects that you do.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 712 days ago

looks beautiful.

By the 3rd year though you’re supposed to be married.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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SPHinTampa

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#4 posted 712 days ago

really impressive.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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tyskkvinna

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#5 posted 712 days ago

It’s beautiful! I like the little interior touches.

But I would only put anniversary in quotes to your girlfriend if you don’t want a fourth. ;)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Rob W

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#6 posted 712 days ago

Very nice!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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IndianJoe

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#7 posted 712 days ago

Nice box love the carving

-- Nimkee** Joe

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shipwright

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#8 posted 712 days ago

Very nice box and how lucky you are to have access to such a master.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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BarbS

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#9 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful! That’s amazing for a first attempt. You’re on your way!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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scrimman

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#10 posted 711 days ago

Fantastic work, esp. if it’s your first! I’ve got a rose with that sun ray motif; sure helps to draw the eye to the shell, doesn’t it? Your inlay is not too shabby, too! Guess I’ll have to try one of these things; it looks like fun!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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Ted

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#11 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful work! I would never have guessed it’s your first carving. But then, you say it’s your first carved jewelry box, not your first carving. I’m guessing you’ve been doing this for a while? :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 711 days ago

I like this very much. your carving is nice and clean.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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amagineer

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#13 posted 711 days ago

Amazing! Very professional. I look forward to your future projects.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Donowoodworks

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#14 posted 711 days ago

Wow, I did not expect so many responses! Thank you all for the compliments. Yes, this is the first project that I have carved, not just the first box. I did spend about 2 hours practicing on a piece of scrap before jumping in, so I could get used to the tools a bit. It was intended to be a practice piece but it turned out to be decent enough to make a fancy lid for and add some inlay to the sides when it was finished. :)

As for the comments about marriage; I hear you, I’m just waiting to get out of college!

-- -Mark Donovan, Donovanwoodworks@gmail.com

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itsmic

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#15 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful Box, great work on the carving, stylish with a real artistic flair, must be great to have first hand experience standing next to you, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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