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Project by happy_budah posted 01-22-2022 07:35 PM 817 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

got a wood carving disc for Christmas and this was the result of my first go at carving a box. started with 2” thick mahogany for the sides and top. the disc cut very nicely but man what a mess! can’t wait to get at some old fire wood to make a bowl or another box.

- any suggestions or criticism welcome. thx

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#1 posted 01-22-2022 07:46 PM

Criticism is that it looks good. Nicely done.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 01-22-2022 08:04 PM

Very cool!

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#3 posted 01-22-2022 08:41 PM

Interesting how the light hitting it at different angles makes it appear lighter, and darker. Looks like the very rare Variegated Mahogany.

What cutting disk did you use?

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#4 posted 01-22-2022 09:32 PM

Looks cool, but would be a bugga to sand…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 01-22-2022 09:53 PM

nicely done. I do like these carvings. you just want to feel them.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 01-22-2022 10:46 PM

Looks like quilted wood on steroids, fine work!

I also like the way the carvings transition around the corners, very organic.

Is it hinged or just a lift off lid?

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#7 posted 01-22-2022 11:08 PM

the disc was a Kutzall medium, and sanded with 220, it was very dusty, very dusty! thanks for the comments

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#8 posted 01-23-2022 12:11 AM

Looks beautiful Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 01-23-2022 02:33 AM

That’s awesome and not because it’s your first shot a carving. It’s because it just is.

I see it’s at the dinner table. What’s in it a roast chicken? Lol

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 01-23-2022 02:44 AM

Very nice carving

-- 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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#11 posted 01-23-2022 03:40 AM

Beautifull. It has a good looking calming flow to it. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 01-23-2022 03:57 AM

The lid is a simple lift off, thanks for all the comment’s

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#13 posted 01-23-2022 04:00 AM

Very attractive box! Reminds me of Christmas Candy! Well done!

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