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fatboy04/05/2011 02:02:33
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just a few pics of my latest project, a bible box for a christening present, its not a patch on ian''s boxes, eventually i will make one with a hinged lid, i am definitely more carver than carpenter i think!

just a more close view of the lettering

and the interior

and a picture of the base, i think yew wood is probably my favourite for carving, but it can be a bit tempremental if you dont pree drill everything
Julian04/05/2011 13:17:52
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Hi Tony, I think Yew is a great looking wood and a good choice for this project as it is supposed to have religous qualities. I wonder if it came from a church yard.
Simon Reeves04/05/2011 13:30:23
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Hi Tony - this is looking really good. I like the burr inside, which gives it a very warm touch.
My missus asked me to make her a jewellery box for her birthday (veneered no less!!!!!), so I think a few practice runs will be in order first, and several viewings of Ian's and Peter Dunsmore's videos . I can only hope!
Oddjob04/05/2011 15:45:56
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Nice one Fatboy. The creation of a family heirloom I reckon.
BillW04/05/2011 17:00:42
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Very nice Tony, I think the burr and red interior really add something special, I hope the little one still has it when they are an adult.
fatboy04/05/2011 18:10:03
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thanks guys, i actually didnt intend to use the burr inside but the spalted birch i was going to use had split at some point in the last 4 months, still, i can use it for sides for a box, the grandmother was very happy when i gave her the box, in fact she was just about in tears, so i guess if the granddaughter gets fed up of it then she will take it back, @ julian, it didnt come from a churchyard it came from the back garden of a derelict farmhouse, a bugger to get to but worth it in the end.
Derek Lane04/05/2011 19:05:24
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Nice little box Fatboy.We all make things to our own ability. As long as you are pleased with it and the person receiving is happy(in this case it sounds like she is)then that is the main thing.
We all would like to make things that are perfect in our eyes all we can do is keep practicing
paul johnson 204/05/2011 20:07:02
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Very nice indeed fatboy with a happy creator and happy reciever what more can you ask for well done. I like the carving it really stands out for me.
Olly Parry-Jones05/05/2011 21:17:48
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That looks superb and the carving looks to be perfect. What chisels do you use, out of interest?
fatboy06/05/2011 01:11:44
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cheers olly, for this carving i used 3 flat chisels a 1/16th a 3/16th and a 1", i also used a 1/4" fishtail chisel and 2 gouges a 3/8th and a 1/4" i can never remember the profiles without checking my chris pye book! i have a lot of chisels and gouges that i have never used as i just tend to use a favourite seven or eight, i should really ebay them but they look nice in my machinists chest!
Julian06/05/2011 11:46:09
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Hi Tony -- I know what you mean about the use of chisels, I was fortunate to visit Ralph Harvey last week and he showed me some of his wonderful work and said exactly the same. Half a dozen favourite chisels for almost everything. Julian
medims08/05/2011 10:54:57
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hi Tony .you not that bad carpenter i should say. thats a good one. Is it hard to carv walnut..I newer made a thing of it.

Edited By medims on 08/05/2011 10:55:14

fatboy11/05/2011 05:03:38
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thanks medims, walnut is my favourite wood for carving, well english walnut, as american walnut is a bit harder and more prone to tear out, i want to try turkish walnut but its so hard to get a hold of, english walnut is lovely for carving and you can get very fine detail as it is very dense grained, i heartily recommend it!
BillW11/05/2011 12:32:47
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Hi Tony,
Do fancy having a good old drool Turkish Walnut, no prices
Anthony Hart01/09/2011 01:54:45
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Tony,very nice, it will mean a lot...

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