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traditional keepsake with checkerboard top

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Project by Mike Shea posted 2620 days ago 1437 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a basic box i made to look a litle more dressed up. with a checkerboard lid and box joints to give it some
character. it was made with honduras mahogany and maple. the lid was sawn from the carcase to give a clean draditional look. ill write more on it later but thats the basics

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WayneC

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#1 posted 2620 days ago

It looks great Mike. Great contrast in the wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2620 days ago

Really nice work! Tell us more about the lining.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2620 days ago

nice. I like how the checkerboard design copies the joinery look, the cutout of the bottom and especially the groove under the handle. NICE

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2620 days ago

Beautiful! What tecnique did you use for the checkerboard design?

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

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2620 days ago

Beautiful….I love the checkerboard top and the fact that it’s visible from the inside.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Larry

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#6 posted 2619 days ago

Mike – I really like your work – you add a new style to the making of a box.
Larry

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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conner26753

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#7 posted 2619 days ago

Mike, great job!!! I like the checkerboard top, and the bottom cutout. Again, great job!!

-- ron,wv

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2619 days ago

Beautiful box, love the box joints and top. Good use of wood color. jockmike

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

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Jeff

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#9 posted 2586 days ago

Great box, Mike! It came up on the home page and I had to take a look… Big fan of the finger/box joints. Nice work with the top.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Don

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#10 posted 2586 days ago

This is terrific, Mike. I still don’t know how I miss these beautiful small boxes when first posted. I do keep my eyes out for them. I really like the checkerboard top; I don’t believe that I’ve seen that done before on a box. The rounding over of the edges of the checkerboard are a great detail. When I look at this, it’s no wonder that I just love small wooden boxes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2559 days ago

Watta box Mike. You did just great on this one.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Chip

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#12 posted 2466 days ago

This shuffled up for me and don’t know how I missed it earlier. Really beautiful box Mike. The design and craftsmanship are just outstanding. Glad I caught this gem.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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