Divided Carrier No. 6

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Project by wood2art posted 01-17-2014 01:01 AM 1942 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make quite a few of these divided carriers, as they sell very well, but this one came out so nice I thought I would share. I have been doing some wood-burning on some of my work, and am enjoying the process very much.

This piece is 12” long by 8” wide by 5” high. It is made of Cherry and Quilted Maple. I added a little color to the wood-burning using acrylics with several coats of urethane. The wood-burning is on both sides of the divider.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 01:21 AM

Nice work.. The design on the divider adds a special touch. The designs on the tines are they fasteners?

-- Ray,Iowa

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 01:42 AM

Jim, this seems to combine the Shaker and Scandinavian traditions. I too like the leaf that sneaks up the handle. I wish you would amend your post to include a few more pictures so we could get a better feel of how the divider, bottom, and sides of the box work together. I see why these sell well.

Just by way of sharing ideas, have you considered layering the handle at the carry point. Here is an example of that. (sorry the pictures are not better…Early days.) This is the same general concept applied in a different way.

How is the center attached to the sides?

Very nice work here. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 01:47 AM

I can see why you might be proud of this one. Excellent job on burning and coloring. I have had absolutely no luck with decorative burning. Really nice piece!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 04:31 AM

Jim, you should share all of them. This so nice!

The wood combo is great.

Very well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 08:01 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 01:18 PM

That is a beautiful tray Jim. I love that I have of of them in my collection!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 04:51 PM

Oh this one would be a Craft show stopper for sure, very nice work…BC

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 05:39 PM

you have every right to be especially proud of this. I have made many of these, but none , with your pyro/coloring . I need to up my game!!!! Super carrier!

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 06:16 PM

It realy looks nice, especialy this plant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 08:11 PM

That’s very pretty, I like the wheat theme, and the bends of the grass….very nice.


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#11 posted 01-18-2014 12:59 AM


Very artistic on every vane!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 03:05 AM

Hi Big Al in IN,
I added a pic showing one end of the carrier. I hope you can see the three pegs that hold the divider in. Their short pieces of 1/8’ dowel. I also apply a very small bead of glue to the edges of the divider, and carefully slide the piece into place.

You are right about the Shaker influence. I also make this divided carrier in the Shaker style, but like to shake things up a little by giving it Nordic flair. I’m glad you liked it. I very much like your divided tool carrier. I will add another project where I did some different types of wood for the divider.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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#13 posted 01-21-2014 03:55 AM

This is gorgeous! What are the braided or weaved pieces? So did you make this like a shaker box? Boil the wood etc?


-- Chris Pine

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#14 posted 01-21-2014 05:06 PM

Fantastic looking tray! Great design especially the divider and the wood burning art. Awesome work!

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