Keepsake box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 04-30-2015 01:32 AM 1444 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A special keepsake box for a relative. The box is 1/2 ” cherry, assembled with dovetails (using a new Leigh jig). The inlays are purplehart dots and curly maple dots with dyed black stringing for the rectangle. The finish is semi-gloss lacquer. All in all it was a fun project to try out and set up a new dovetail jig.

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 02:43 AM

Very neat looking box!! I like the contrasting purple heart pieces and the black stringing!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 08:12 AM

Great job, a real beauty! Love the attention to the grain orientation.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 08:16 AM

DG, this is very well done. There is a good deal of fine craftsmanship involved. The dovetails are neat, the inlay is very tasteful, the colors are well chosen, the geometric design is effective without being too busy. The hardware doesn’t add a lot in my view, but it may be just how it appears in the photographs. I like the grain in the cherry…beautiful wood. This is some work you can justifiably be proud of. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 03:07 PM

Great job, It look awesome.

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 05:51 PM

Beautiful box! Great job!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#6 posted 05-19-2015 01:34 PM

Very nice clean design and build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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