Walnut birthday box

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Project by walnutnut posted 04-18-2015 12:56 AM 1323 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for a friend’s birthday. Walnut crotch book matched from a tree we fell. The top is Maple with a piece of driftwood that looks like a sea horse. Top is French Polished. Let me know what you think. This is the 5th box that I have made.

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 02:20 AM

Stunning work with great grain combos!

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 01:19 PM

Looks awesome! I really like that driftwood handle.

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 01:34 PM

Very nice looking! I love the walnut.

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 03:55 PM

Beautiful piece of Black Walnut crotch wood!

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 04:00 PM

Fantastic! The handle is superb. The grain looks backlit. Electric!

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#7 posted 04-18-2015 10:35 PM

That is one beautiful box.

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#8 posted 04-18-2015 10:58 PM

Beautiful box, the walnut is outstanding. And the handle sets in a world by itself.

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#9 posted 04-21-2015 02:54 PM

Just gorgeous! How do you like the French polishing?

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#10 posted 04-21-2015 03:28 PM

Wow! That box is spectacular and the wood is out of sight.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 04-21-2015 09:04 PM

Just gorgeous! How do you like the French polishing?

French polishing – some days it goes really well – some days I might as well not even tried – when I have it working right, I don’t think you can beat the results. I try to French polish all my projects. It takes probably 5 times as long as a wipe on. To me if you want to make the wood ‘pop’, French polish is the way to go.

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