Captains Ark

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Project by bigiron posted 08-25-2018 08:21 AM 1580 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest hand tool project. Walnut finished with garnet shellac. Wool felt lining. The drawer isn’t really a secret compartment but it is hard to see if you don’t know it is there.

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#1 posted 08-25-2018 09:13 AM

Just how big is an Ark? Looking at the window for comparison it is either a smallish window, or a biggish box.

I looked at your past posts for a hand carved shell, was that a first? I did note early on wooden hinges though, so if you are a hand tool only guy, a hinge is pretty crafty, as is a shell.

Nice box, thanks for posting it for us to enjoy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-25-2018 09:27 AM

An ark Is simply a container not any particular size. Big window biggish box. First shell that was usable. Had a couple flops that went to the scrap pile.

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#3 posted 08-25-2018 04:15 PM

that’s quite a design accomplishment – I like it !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 08-25-2018 05:23 PM

Fascinating work bigiron, good job!

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#5 posted 08-25-2018 07:14 PM

Nice work all the way around!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-25-2018 10:32 PM

Your design is amazing and the shell is incredible. Very, very nice!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 08-26-2018 12:31 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

-- Phil

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#8 posted 08-26-2018 01:23 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-26-2018 02:02 AM

Clever design and beautiful execution.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 08-26-2018 04:58 AM

Very elegant box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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