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Another box for another grandson

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Project by MichaelT77 posted 07-26-2018 02:24 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have another 5-yr-old grandson birthday coming up, so I decided to carve another “bird box.”

Made from a scrap piece of walnut. Squared up on the table saw. I ran it across a 5/6” ogee bit on the router table. The hard part was carving the letter and the picture. Master woodcarver, I’m not. Anyway, I then sliced the top off with the band saw, hogged out some of the wood with a Forstner bit, and took the rest out with gouges and chisels.

A few coats of shellac. Knocked off some of the shine with steel wool.

Two matched pairs of 1/4” rare earth magnets to hold the lid on.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 07-26-2018 02:41 PM

Great looking box. He will cherish it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 07-26-2018 06:19 PM

Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 06:21 PM

Very nice and very thoughtful gift.

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 10:11 PM

Master wood carver, perhaps not but wood carver, definitely.
It’s all practice.
Keep chugging like the little engine.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#5 posted 07-28-2018 10:09 AM

Michael, this is a work of love, and it shows. You chose a tough way to make a box. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 07-29-2018 05:12 PM

Very good…..

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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