Elgin Keepsake Box in Jatoba & Leopardwood.

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Project by Tom Adamski posted 1972 days ago 1904 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Named Elgin for Elgin, Illinois, this keepsake box is made from Jatoba and Leopardwood with Ebony and Purpleheart inserts. It is 10” wide by 8” deep by 4 1/2” tall. Fitted with Brusso hinges and an unknown full mortise lock, all in brass. Finish is 7 coats of tung oil with hand rubbed wax. Thanks for looking…


-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#1 posted 1972 days ago

I got 2 Words for that.


very sweet. Very nice contracts of wood and inlays.

I’m impressed…

Very good work…


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#2 posted 1972 days ago

It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of your “place-named” boxes posted, Tom. This one was worth the wait. The design, wood selection, and precision are amazing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 1972 days ago

Very well done, Tom. It’s a pleasure to see your work again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 1972 days ago

Simply gorgeous…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 1972 days ago

Tight and right. Thanks for posting another beauty.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 1970 days ago

Really really nice. Great proportions and sharp details. Great job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Tom Adamski

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#7 posted 1962 days ago

Thanks guys… This one was fun to do…

Hey Charlie, when do we get to see some projects from that new saw???

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#8 posted 1886 days ago

Enjoyed reviewing all your boxes… beautiful work. Your a top notch craftsman.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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