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    This is a carving set I made for a wedding present for a friend of mind getting married in a couple of weeks. The carving set I got from Carbatec, the handles I made from Rose Sheoak. The box is from some Flooded Gum floorboard scraps and some left over Silver Ash.

    I cut the box sides on the bandsaw to 6.5mm thick from 19mm stock. The long sides are glued mitred joints, also cut on the bandsaw, into which the Silver Ash ends are dovetailed (half blind using my Eurojig from Carbatec with 6mm comb). I was going to key the mitres, but with the internal framing for the carving set, thought it overkill.

    The lettering is simply routered in using a dremmel, filled with clear casting resin with silver sparkles from the $2 shop. I wanted white, but unfortunately the white sparkles turned clear with the resin. On re-routing the letters, I lost some of the centers, so used resin mixed with sawdust but unfortunately they came out darker.:mad:

    The box and carving set are finished with Hard Shellac and EEE. The handles then got an extra coat of Shellawax Glo. All U-Beautís products of course. The inside of the box was sealed with Hard Shellac thinned down then coated with burgundy flocking from Timbercon.


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    Beautiful Work Neil.
    I love the Silver Ash dovetailed into the ends, th contrast works fantastically

    Well Done!!
    Have a nice day - Cheers

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    Not the carving set I was thinking. Looks great, nice work on the box and the carving 'tools'
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    Very thoughtful hand made gift, definitely will be showed off when guest's come for a roast meal!
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    Neil, that's great work. I'm sure they'll treasure the gift!
    I like the contrasting end panels too, sets it off.

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    Definitely a gift to be treasured! Fantastic work!

    Cheers,

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    Fascinating design and joinery, Neil. I've never seen an end dovetailed along all four edges into a mitre like that.

    I wonder if the lettering would have been more readable by mixing the epoxy with gold paint instead of sparkles (bit hard to read in the photos). That would also have matched the gold clasps.

    Was the lettering done with some kind of template?

    The internals with flocking looks really good, and the carving set looks superb.

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    Nice work and a fantastic gift Neil.
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    Very stylish gift, a great choice of timbers and excellent result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenwood
    Fascinating design and joinery, Neil. I've never seen an end dovetailed along all four edges into a mitre like that.

    I wonder if the lettering would have been more readable by mixing the epoxy with gold paint instead of sparkles (bit hard to read in the photos). That would also have matched the gold clasps.

    Was the lettering done with some kind of template?

    The internals with flocking looks really good, and the carving set looks superb.

    A greeny on way.
    It took 7 ends before I got 2 right , I had to allow offsets from all sides, not the usual set up on the jig.

    Letters were done freehand. Yes painted or some other means would have looked better. The letters aren't as bad as the photos indicate, clarity wise, but definately could be better:mad: . Because I did each letter twice, there were twice as many errors . I was thinking even gold leaf would have been an option - perhaps for the next one

    Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
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