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Project by Lori posted 10-13-2013 04:14 PM 4389 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought about adding some carving elements to our woodworking…the shell was my very first attempt at carving. I need to watch my DVD’s and maybe take some classes. I have my power carving tools like my Foredom & my Power Crafter (Turbo Carver) but I wanted to have some hand tools for the fine detail work.
The case is made out of Figured Maple, the dividers are Honduras Mahogany (left over from my bar stool). I added protectors on the bottom to protect the hinges and splines that are made from Ebony.

The tray holds the canvas tool holder and sharpening stones.

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 04:23 PM

Wow, Lori, this is a really fine box to organize a nice collection of carving tools. The shell is a really fine effort for a first try.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 04:28 PM

Nice tools, lovely case and a really good start with that shell. Your first shell is from here… perfect! Nice work. Good luck and enjoy your new hobby.

Did you get the famous Work Sharp to sharpen your new Tools?



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 04:38 PM

Thank you for the nice comments, I actually us the Tormek sharpening system.

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 04:41 PM


-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 04:42 PM

Nice work

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 04:54 PM

Great design and construct! This is the best, most organized and best looking carving tool case I’ve seen! Definitely a favorite.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-13-2013 05:01 PM

Tormek! I should have thought about this one. You’re a winner, Lori.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 05:23 PM

Wow, great job on the tool chest and the shell. Love curly maple.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 10-13-2013 05:56 PM

Very nice ,a great looking case.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-13-2013 06:10 PM

Great case for the tools and good job on the shell! Carving is awesome!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 10-13-2013 10:56 PM

Beautiful work…. inside and out…. a jewelry case for tools.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 10-14-2013 02:00 AM

Your shell carving is beautiful but that chest….....gorgeous! And the finish…....perfection!

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

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#13 posted 10-14-2013 04:09 AM

I wish I could do such a great job as you did, and I have been at it awhile. Beautiful work, you should be very proud.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#14 posted 10-14-2013 04:19 AM

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 10-14-2013 05:53 AM

Lori, I like it when boxes are designed from the inside out. Your work looks beautiful and is well thought out. I liked the finish and wood selection as well as the hardware selection.

It was fun looking through your shop pictures and seeing the tools you work with. All that is missing is a dual drum sander and maybe a 6×80 belt sander as well as an assortment of dust collectors. But…we all have tools on our wish list. Thanks for sharing your project. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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