Walnut Box

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I had a few small pieces of walnut I needed to make something out of. They were the last few pieces from a walnut tree that got struck by lightning 30 years ago. Grandpa cut it down, used the lumber to have his kitchen cabinets built. Those burned in January along with the house. So I had these few pieces that weren’t big enough to do anything with concerning cabinets that he gave me. Still had charcoal that I had to cut around to get to the wood. Built a few cutting boards and this. Kind of odd looking but there you go.

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 07:13 AM

You really brought out the beauty in the wood. Excellent looking piece!


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#2 posted 11-24-2008 01:26 PM

That wood is beautiful, don’t be ashamed of any of it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 03:15 PM

Really reall beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 05:09 PM

Great grain! Simple but beautiful.

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

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 05:21 PM

Nice looking box.Great use of scrap wood.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 05:44 PM

Nicely done. And you have a nice remembrance from a family tragedy. My parent’s home was destroyed by fire many years ago – they weren’t there at the time and all was lost. It would have been nice to have something, even a bit of wood, as a remembrance.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 06:49 PM

Nice box, beautiful wood.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 07:19 PM

Very pretty little box. Looks a little like a gem stone the way the top is shaped.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 11-24-2008 07:42 PM

Simple but elegant.
Really beautiful wood.

-- Not my woodworking

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#10 posted 11-25-2008 12:48 AM

Beaut box, great grain.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 12-15-2008 04:23 AM

Really, really pretty!!!
Nice lines, beautiful grain…........ Good job!

Any pics of it open? Dimensions?

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 04:42 AM

Lovin’ it ! Can we see anymore of this lil gem ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 11:52 PM

This is a beautiful box, its perfect! Smooth lines and the grain use is shown well! Good work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 11-01-2009 03:07 AM

A special box made from special wood

-- wood crafting & classes

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