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Scrap cherry box for my new chip carving chisels

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Project by lumberjoe posted 09-10-2013 03:30 AM 1474 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad got me some flexcut chip carving chisels for my birthday. These are really nice! I would recommend them to anyone. I couldn’t leave them in the plastic package, so I whipped this up quickly out of some scraps. I got this super ugly piece of cherry. Very light- almost poplar colored and no figure. I decided to resaw a piece for the top. It actually looks kind of nice in the middle!

I ran a little low on cherry, so I didn’t have enough room to rabbet the bottom in. It’s just a shop box so I wasn’t worried.

Cut off lid, purple heart splines, and a random mix of cherry and butternut on the bottom. The dividers are hard maple. Finish is brushed shellac.

-- Unplugged Woodworkers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/213418935481974/





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 03:59 AM

She’s a beauty. I bet you’re thrilled to have that awesome home for your chisels.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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lumberjoe

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 04:01 AM

Thanks Mark! I like having nice looking stuff in the shop.

-- Unplugged Woodworkers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/213418935481974/

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-10-2013 04:11 AM

Excellent home for the chisels. Nothing like being proud of what you do.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 09-10-2013 04:16 AM

Custom made for the fit, great cherry box

-- Norman

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 08:51 AM

Nice work and great looking safe haven for the tools.

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

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 09:51 AM

That is a very nice piece of scrap you have there Joe, your craftsmanship is so impressive. I can’t wait to see what you create with those awesome carving chisels.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 10:47 AM

That is a very nice box and a great place to keep your carving chisels.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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lumberjoe

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#8 posted 09-10-2013 01:13 PM

Thanks guys. I should have gotten a before pic of this cherry. It’s amazing what a little sunlight and shellac can do

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JoesBetterHalf

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#9 posted 09-10-2013 04:38 PM

If you like nice looking things in your shop, then you should be encouraging me to spend more time out there. ;)

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JoesBetterHalf

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 04:39 PM

And yes, you should have taken a before picture of that cherry. It was a hideous looking piece of wood.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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lumberjoe

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#11 posted 09-10-2013 04:43 PM

You already spend way more time in there than I do, but you are the best looking thing to go into or come of of the shop :)

I agree. I was so disappointed when that came out of the planer. all 12’ of it was just gross. I’ve never seen any wood that ugly, never mind cherry. The shellac and some UV light perked it right up though. Shellac is my new favorite finish

-- Unplugged Woodworkers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/213418935481974/

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#12 posted 09-11-2013 12:03 AM

Great looking home for your chip carving chisels, with very nice compartmentalization!

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