Keepsake box with unique "wood pattern"

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Project by majeagle1 posted 03-02-2009 02:25 AM 7006 views 25 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This keepsake box was a commisioned item that I thought turned out kind of neat.
It is Ziricote with Curly Maple for the top, lift and keys. I really liked the “lightning bolt”
spalting design that was in the middle. You can even still see the little worm hole !

Dimensions are: 9×4 x 3 and finished with multiple coats of danish oil and was.

( I almost kept this box for myself! )

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 02:26 AM

Great looking piece!

The lightning bolt really stands out. Nice design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 02:37 AM

Very very beautiful box. The miter keys is so neat and sharp.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 02:43 AM

I can see why you wanted to keep it.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 03-02-2009 03:07 AM

beautiful piece, the worm has a lovely home.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 03-02-2009 03:08 AM

Gorgeous box. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 03-02-2009 03:19 AM

Lovely. Excellent use of materials and nice crisp joints, well done!

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#7 posted 03-02-2009 03:24 AM

Hot Damn! That’s a stunner. I haven’t worked with Zircote, but it’s on my list now (and I’m going to have to get a ATBR blade for my TS – sharp key slots!)

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

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#8 posted 03-02-2009 03:50 AM

very nice, what kind of hinges are those?

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#9 posted 03-02-2009 03:54 AM

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments…..........
Arnold, those are slotted kerf hinges, available from Rockler and Woodcraft.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 03-02-2009 04:01 AM

Once again… WOW you make some fantastic boxes. I’m jealous..

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#11 posted 03-02-2009 04:11 AM

Yes….WOW is the word!

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

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#12 posted 03-02-2009 05:18 AM

Great job Gene. Beautiful choice of woods.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 03-02-2009 06:04 AM

This is beautiful! Makes me want to get up and got to work!

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#14 posted 03-02-2009 06:49 AM

fantastic. the lightning bold looks deliberately placed, but sufficiently random enough to look natural. just fantastic. hard one to let go of I’d reckon.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 03-02-2009 03:48 PM

Crisp, clean & beautiful!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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