A carved lid box for my Daughter who loves Orangutans #3: now what are these sliding lid boxes all about

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Blog entry by wyeth posted 12-15-2009 04:22 PM 1123 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Model to carving Part 3 of A carved lid box for my Daughter who loves Orangutans series Part 4: Tools and Rules- Part one »

Just to recapitulate a bit here are images of the earlier boxes I completed over the last month that led up to this project.

Chris Vesper

Who is this? Well Chris Vesper is a maker of very fine hand made woodworker tools and the knives in front of him are marking knifes just like the one I had just purchased from him at the Brisbane Hands On Show recently. Most of this Orangutang carving was inspired by this purchase as I also bought a small carving knife with a similarly shaped handle and nearly all the carving done with his one little but rather expensive knife.

So I hope this makes it a little clearer. I have been making these boxes mostly from recycled hardwood. Very old,very hard and rather brittle but I like the old and battered look – at my age I have to!
And that way I can give it one more chance at a life.
The lids are various bit and pieces of Tasmanian Blackwood,Canadian Red Cedar,Decking hardwood,and Solomon Island Ebony.

Also I have been making the routed parts using my Torque Work Centre – but that’s another story.

sneak preview
Just a sneak preview.

and there’s more to come.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 07:16 PM

Nooooo, that’s not fair !!!
I want to see more : )
Would like to know more about the knives you are using. Is there a website?
Your carving skills are fantabulous, nice work…
waiting for the rest.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 09:46 PM

I think I may have to visit and check out the carvings first hand…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 01:01 AM

Larry, Check it out for the rest of us. Might be a bit far for some of us.

David, It all looks fascinating. I’m with Lisa—-show us more!


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