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Project by Johan_Bengtsson posted 05-23-2018 07:24 PM 1181 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello!

This is my first post following a long period of lurking. It is two boxes for fishing gear. One is made of elm and the other one of cherry.

Please comment and criticize if you wish.

Best regards
Johan





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#1 posted 05-23-2018 09:40 PM

cool, and great work.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 05-23-2018 11:42 PM

OK. – is it a Perch and a Muskie , and why is the Muskie grinning ?

Btw – nice boxes, looks like the dovetails are hand cut ?

And welcome to LJ’s

I looked but you didn’t say where you are

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 05-24-2018 12:13 AM

Good looking boxes. The fish on top is a clever idea, puts it over the top. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 05-24-2018 01:03 AM

Those are neat. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 05-24-2018 02:53 AM

Nice work! Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 05-24-2018 05:33 AM

Re recycle1943:
Thanks!

And you are correct! A perch and a pike. It would surely be of the specie muskie if i lived in America, although here in northern Europe we only have northen pikes. It seems to me that pikes are sly, cunning fishes. I suspect they mostly grin at baits held down.
Handcut dovetails.

Pete, mel, tad, crusty: Thank you

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#7 posted 05-24-2018 07:51 AM

Johan, welcome to Lumberland. I really liked your fishing boxes. Your joinery is first class. The carved “handle” for sliding the top is elegant. Painting the fish really makes them stand out. I like that technique. Do you use a brush or a felt tipped pens? Are the fish hand carved or done by CNC?

This looks like the work of an organized and thoughtful mind. The photos are well done. Your work is meticulous. It helps your reader get a better sense of scale if you include dimensions of your work (in inches, please). All of us will look forward to seeing more of your work as you keep boxing and keep posting.

‘When you have time, you might work on your Home Page so we can get to know you better. But, one thing at a time. This was a fun post to see and read thanks for sharing your work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 05-24-2018 09:53 AM



Re recycle1943:
Thanks!

And you are correct! A perch and a pike. It would surely be of the specie muskie if i lived in America, although here in northern Europe we only have northen pikes. It seems to me that pikes are sly, cunning fishes. I suspect they mostly grin at baits held down.
Handcut dovetails.

Pete, mel, tad, crusty: Thank you
- Johan_Bengtsson

Johan – I’m familiar with Northern Pike

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 05-24-2018 11:33 AM

These are fantastic. The joinery is top notch! Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#10 posted 05-24-2018 12:00 PM

I love these. I particularly like the subtle curves. Tight joints and great wood selection. I’m fond of anything with animals on it. The desirable antique tools were often similarly adorned. Someone will be very proud to own these.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 05-24-2018 12:46 PM

Very nice boxes. Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#12 posted 05-24-2018 01:54 PM

WOW Johan , these small tackle boxes are perfect for a wonderful day of fishing …. GREAT JOB :<)) ……. GRATZ TOP 3 …… Welcome 2 LJ”s

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 05-24-2018 02:15 PM

Mycket fint! Jag älskar zinkningar och detaljerna i det också. Jag tror at du ar Svensk?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 05-24-2018 02:43 PM

You did a wonderful job on these fishing boxes. They really look nice.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#15 posted 05-24-2018 03:35 PM

Re recycle1943
I can see that. What an impressive fish. How much does it weigh?

Re Boxguy
I really appreciate your kind words and advices. It is hand carved. Brushes.
A woodcarver whom I admire, John I Heatwole, has written an article in witch he describes how he paints his carvings. I tried to use his technique. (Painted carvings, Translucent color from linseed and oil paints, Fine woodworking, March 1987)

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