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Arlin Eastman

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05-26-2011 09:27 PM

I truly enjoy seeing different boxes that are make. Some of them are a true work of art. I have only practiced by making birdhouses and feeders to get better. A picture is worth a 1000 words. So help me out.
Arlin

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 12:17 AM

simple cedar boxes with hinged lid with inlays. Also some boxes cut with a scroll saw with hinged lids also.

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 01:42 AM

Hey Arlin. If you do a search for BOX or look up tags of BOX, you’ll find a ton of them on here! Probably will get more that way than trying to get people to post them on this thread.

Welcome to LJs!!!

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 03:23 AM

Jim
The boxes are quite a work of art. Did you use a scrollsaw or bandsaw to help do this.
I really like the wooden bow, you will have to tell me how to do that it is just stunning and how did you do the veins on the Butterfly?
Great Job.

dakremer

Thank you I will do that, however, I would like to see any new boxes that anyone has done out there or do all the time.
Thank you
Arlin

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 03:50 AM

Just a taste, hope you enjoy…BC

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 03:54 AM

I use a Bandsaw and scroll saw, table saw and planer, sander and rotary tool. I do the inlays and other images using my scroll saw. I use a scrollsaw to cut the various shaped boxes. Bandsaw to resaw the wood to 1/4” thickness.

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 04:00 AM

BC
The boxes are way above my skill level. I love all the differant woods and splines, I think afew of those are called bandsaw boxes is that correct?
I would be most glad if you lived next to me. You would have a student for life.
I really like the legs on the one box, I will practice all of your examples
Thank you
Arlin

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 11:16 PM

The viens on the butterfly and on the flowers are carved into the wood using a “V” shaped gouge.
http://www.stevedgood.com/ribbonbox.pdf < This is where I got the idea and pattern for the box with ribbon and bow. Steve good has a lot of wonderful and simple patterns of things to make with a scroll saw.

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 11:25 PM

Jim
Thank You for the tip. I think it is just wonderful on how you make them. I am trying to get as many ideas as I can to create art on the top or sides of the boxes. So know I now I need carvers tools also. Can you tell me what kind of carving tools I need to do this.
All the Best
Arlin

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 11:31 PM

Check out this post for info on Chip Carving

http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/series/3734

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 05-29-2011 05:58 AM

WayneC
That is just fantasic work. What kind of tools compramise Chip Carving
Arlin

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#11 posted 05-29-2011 06:10 AM

It takes two knives…. Chip Carving Cutting Knife and Chip Carving Stab Knife

There are some on the lower part of the page below.

https://mychipcarving.com/Chip_Carving/Store/knives.htm

This is Marty's web site. He is the one that put together and taught the chipcarving class.

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 07:31 PM

Is that all the boxes that are being made? Be proud post them here.
Arlin

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 09:42 PM

A Glock Box for my DIL.
Mesquite, Turquoise, Silver. Lined with leather.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 06-01-2011 11:11 PM

Arlin, first…welcome to LJ’s…..you will find that there are more than a few boxes on this site….I have one in my projects….I’ve made more than I can count….but I do not post alot of them as folks tend to get burned out looking at them….I don’t think I will ever tire of them….there are more variables in making these beautiful creations than could be counted….and it is always a pleasure to see anothers take on contrasting woods, shapes, lids…etc…etc.

Boxes are great tests of your WW skills….and a great place to improve and perfect those skills – and you don’t have to spend a fortune on the woods – and you can use really exotic species as the material required is usually very small….

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 11:56 PM

Gene- Great way to inlay the Turquoise into the wood and the leather to set it off. Awesome job!!

reggiek- I do not see how I could ever get tired of looking at boxes, like you said there are just to many variables and woods to look at.

That is why I thought of having a BOX Thread or Forum

Arlin

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