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Project by Ken Reed posted 10-26-2010 01:17 AM 2050 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I thought I’d try something new; new for me anyway. I bought some chisels and have started to play with them. I tried some pine panels just for fun and thought I’d try to start with something simple. Later I thought I may as well assemble the pieces into a box. The top is Port Ordford cedar and I tried to etch a copper design just to see what would happen. The sides are mortised into Big Leaf Oregon maple legs and the whale tail is ebony.

Well, it’s a start…..Always nice to know that there’s room for improvement!





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jeepturner

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 01:23 AM

Very nice box, and great start. I have not tried much carving.

I like the whale tail as a box pull, and I thought about a box that a LJ Triumph1 made, it’s called ripple. Would be a nice meeting of ideas.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 01:28 AM

oh this is wonderful!
you have done a wonderful job !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Bradford

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 01:34 AM

There’s a cool box. I really like the carving. What design era is that?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Bradford

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 02:04 AM

Autumn, thanks for clarifying the era.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 02:46 AM

Ken that is an awesome box. Great design & craftsmanship. Well done.

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Richard

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 03:52 AM

Ken
What a nice box. I wanted to do something like this a few months ago, but I didn’t even think about carving a figure. A few months ago my friend had her long time Huskey dog put to sleep and I made her a box with a native american design on it. I wish I saw your design first to give me the idea to carve it in. Very nicely done.

Have you ever thought of doing pet urns?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 04:09 AM

The native art from the temperate rainforest of the pacific northwest is simply “Stunning”. To see it in person is the only way to do it justice as pictures never quite capture it.

Its a very nice example albeit I am not sure on the choice of ebony for the whale tail even though it’s near perfect.

Nicely done.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 05:10 AM

That’s a one coola box so nicccccccccccccce

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 07:26 AM

Very original, well done, I like it.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 02:15 PM

Yup Yup…. I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 03:47 PM

Thanks, folks! This was a bit of a lark, just trying out different stuff.

Moron, what’s the doubt about the use of ebony? Not traditional? Endangered wood to depict another endangered specie? I used it because I have a bunch of it, I wanted to try carving some very hard wood, and it’s whale colored….

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#12 posted 10-26-2010 04:43 PM

Nice job! First time, well done. I know the standards for this type of carving are high, looks like a great beginning.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Moron

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#13 posted 10-26-2010 04:56 PM

Ken

I always tour the native art studios when in Vancouver and Vancouver island, the native artists only use traditional materials found within reach of where they live…..............thats all, thats it

Like I said, Its a nice carving.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Ken Reed

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#14 posted 10-26-2010 05:05 PM

Moron,

Yeah, I hear ya! I just built this on a lark, really just starting to play with carving. My first wife was from Kodiak Island, although only half Aleut, she is a very artistic woman, although much of that must come from her father who was a Serbian metal sculptor. Anyway, that’s where I picked up on the idea of using this style of art, even though these designs are from much further south than her region. Like these tribes I used what I had.

BTW, I gave the box to her, she seems to like it.

No big deal, just wondering what your thoughts were.

Thanks,

Ken

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Moron

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#15 posted 10-27-2010 12:57 AM

Ken

dont know if youre interested but the following link has many tabs on this kind of carving. For what its worth, your carving is as good as any.

http://www.spiritsofthewestcoast.com/category/nativeamericancarvingsandsculptures/

Nice pics and ideas

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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