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I have been wanting to get around to trying a carved box for over a year, and I'm finally done-done with my first attempt. I used walnut and birdseye maple for the body, birdseye maple for the pull, splines and tray support, and flame box elder for the tray.

A lot of lessons learned, but overall, I'm pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Thanks for taking a look!

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Forgot to mention, I finished with Danish oil, then 3 or 4 coats of wipe on poly.
 

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yeah id call it successful,nice work.
 

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Looks good. I have one on my to-do list for about 3 years now.
Still waiting on someone to post a video on the actual grinding/sanding technique.
I can make the box…......I just don't want to butcher it afterward.
 

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Nice carvings, great job.
 

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It's really quite lovely! Was it carved with hand tools or power?
 

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Looks awesome. Well done.
 

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Dylan, nice work. I like the flow of your carvings. You have quite an array of wood colors. Hope you made all of the mess outside. Nice job on the photos. Keep boxing and keep posting.
 

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Very nice looking box, great work.
 

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It s really quite lovely! Was it carved with hand tools or power?

- Phil32
I used an angle grinder with a holey galahad first, then a dremel with sanding wheel, then LOTS of hand sanding.
 

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Great effort Dylan!

The wood combo is a classic and the deep carving really makes it all pop.

What are the dimensions (and side thickness)? I assume you placed the hinges before carving 8^)
 

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Incredible looking sculpturing. Wood colour combination is great too.
 

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Well, you did Big, looks great!
 
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