A Keepsake Box in Tiger Myrtle

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Project by woodwasp posted 05-21-2015 10:22 AM 1352 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as a 21st birthday gift, this box with the recipient’s initials inlaid was made to house a collection of life’s little treasures and to serve as a lasting keepsake in it’s own right.
Built on a birch ply base, the main veneer is Tiger Myrtle with trims of African Ebony and Rock Maple.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 01:03 PM

That is so beautifully done. Congratulations; it’s very elegant.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 02:01 PM

Simple elegance.
As is often said simple is anything but simple. This is so clean, just elegant if I may repeat myself.
..... and the lettering is really nice and crisp.

Really well done, thanks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 07:01 PM

The lettering is so crisp. Well done overall, I hope the recipient realizes just how nice this box is.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 11:47 PM

Beautiful box! I’m sure the recipient will love to store his/her treasures in it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 05-22-2015 05:41 PM

Nice-looking box. Never heard of tiger myrtle before, looks neat.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 05-23-2015 10:35 PM

The simplicity of this box speaks volumes. I agree with Shipwright, this is elegant. How did you make the initials?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 08:14 PM

Very classy, very elegant, a treasure for a lifetime.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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