"Caress" - Carved box

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-17-2013 04:11 PM 1946 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I made recently and it is now for sale in a small art gallery in Nakusp, BC. The main wood for the box is made of cherry wood from the same orchard in Nakusp where I got the apple wood (see crib boards). It is beautiful curly cherry, with amazing color much nicer than normal cherry lumber.
The top of the box is a South American wood called Kabukalli. The hinges and corner keys are purpleheart. The box is power carved with a random orbit sander, I carefully layed out and followed the lines and it’s quite easy to do. This was the first time I made my own small wooden hinges and it was quite a challenge.
The box is 10” x 5.5” x 4” tall. The top is about 5/8” thick and the sides are 1/2”. The box is finished with Danish oil and paste wax. It is so amazingly soft that you just want to caress it, hence the name.

Thanks for looking!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 06:20 PM

Very nice looking box. Nice curves, lines, especialy hearthshaped hinges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 07:27 PM

Very well done

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 10:26 PM

Looks good nice name,
The contrasting hinges and keys really set it off.

I have one in work at the moment, and it looks to be a bit similar regarding size, and apart from the fact I am only going to use one type of timber for everything.
Here is a sneak preview

The finish certainly makes it feel soft.

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 12:30 AM

Very nice box of some exceptional woods. Love the heart hinges!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 03:12 AM

Beautiful box, nicely sculpted and looks great….my wife saw it and loves the hinges….well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 06:07 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. I did find the carving quite relaxing.
Robert, nice looking box there! Be sure to show us when it’s done. Looks like you did a lot more carving than I did and will love to see it done.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 08:36 AM

Great job, love the hinges

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 07-19-2013 06:37 PM

Strikingly beautiful box! Like the pretty wood combo, carving, finish and the cool hinges. Excellent work!

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