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Project by Bigbuck posted 2246 days ago 1570 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been strugling to find a project to do until I can get down to my wood supplier for some more wood so I decided to make a little box and try my hand a carving.

The deet is on a pine box I made tying my hand at box joint using lynn’s jig and the 3 crosses are on a small peice of poplar scrap I had lying around.

For now I was just tring to get the hang of following my lines. Maybe on the next one I will try to add some detail. I like the way these look rough but if and when I start to add detail what is the best, easiest way to sand those small, tight areas? Is there some kind of attachment I can use on a dremal or do you do it by hand?

-- Glenn, New Mexico





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2246 days ago

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 2246 days ago

Great looking box. You did a very nice job on it. thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2246 days ago

Glenn,

This is a nice box. The box joints came out well and I really like the carvings. That is a talent which I do not posses but do enjoy seeing it expressed by those to whom it has been gifted.

For tight areas I just sand by hand. It is tedious but my attempts at any type of power sanding starts removing the crispness of the edges.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bradford

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#4 posted 2246 days ago

Nice box. The buck on the lid is a nice touch. You could cut strips of 400 grit, mount them in a dremel chuck and power sand on low speed. Or use 0000 steel wool with it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2246 days ago

Really nice work.

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

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Jimthecarver

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#6 posted 2246 days ago

Buck,
Try making yourself one of these little jewels. As you can see its just a simple battery powered tooth brush, The crest 2 speed works best. I remove the bristles in a twist and roll method. Pulling the bristles gives the 5 min epoxy a tooth to securely adhear the sanding pad .
I made the pad from Ebony but any hard wood will work. Only adhear the pad to the rear moving part( it is the one that recipricates) then use self sticking sand paper of choice and grit.
It makes sanding those little tight places a breeze and does not remove anything that you dont want removed.
I hope this helps and good luck with your carving!
Jim
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Kipster

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#7 posted 2246 days ago

Nice Box. For first time carving it looks great. Wouldn’t have thought it was your first carving if you hadn’t told me.

Thanks for the post

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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Bigbuck

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#8 posted 2246 days ago

Thank you for the kind comments and tips everyone.

Jim, that is an interesting little tool you made yourself there. I just might have to give that a try.

Thanks

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 2246 days ago

Very nice work Glenn.

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

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2246 days ago

Very nice box, nice idea with the toothbrush too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2245 days ago

good work

like your style

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Blake

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#12 posted 2245 days ago

This is beautiful! So simple but very nice. That carving is excellent. Thanks for showing us.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Woodhacker

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#13 posted 2245 days ago

Very nice Glenn, I like it!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2239 days ago

Very nice Glenn!

I’m not sure if you were talking about sanding the carving, or the box.

If it’s the carving, you shouldn’t have to sand it, unless your chisels are dull.

I hardly ever sand a carving.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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