Sculpted keepsake box

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Project by jetwhoop posted 03-21-2014 01:21 AM 1145 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of some scrap Santos Mahogany flooring, Popular with maple and walnut keys. I know I’m probably going to regret mixing soft and hard woods together, but mostly I just wanted to try some sculpting of sorts. I think it came out ok for a first run.
thanks for looking.
and tips or critiques appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 01:44 AM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 01:46 AM

Beautiful. I’d love to hear more about how you make something like that.

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 05:14 AM

Very Nicely Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 11:09 AM

very beautiful, amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 03:18 AM

Wonderfully done piece, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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#6 posted 03-22-2014 12:32 PM

Good start…the sculpting gives it some additional personality. I don’t see a problem mixing woods except you have to be careful of the bite the tool takes during the sculpting. Question….the mahogany looks a little dull. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#7 posted 03-22-2014 12:45 PM

Thanks Timwood. Your right. The tool went very fast on softer wood and the mahogany is thinner stock so I had to be very careful. So far I have only used linseed oil. I got in a habit of using linseed oil on curly maple, letting it sit for about a week and then putting on a couple coats of lacquer finish.

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#8 posted 03-22-2014 12:52 PM

Also I used a fine Holey Galahad Sander from King Authur tools. I wanted to test it out since I have used flap disk, but the control and curve of the Holey Galahad is very helpful.

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