Small keep sake box

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Project by David65 posted 06-04-2009 02:50 PM 1109 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of pictures of a box I made my wife for Valentines Day. The body is made out of Walnut and the lid I made out of Purple Heart with the handle out of Walnut.

-- David '65

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 06:44 PM

I like it! A bit dark overall, perhaps, but well executed and the finishing and joinery look good.

Although I don’t know that I would ever have considered purpleheart & mahogany, they do work together.

But, it matters little what the rest of us think – what’s important is how your wife feels about it and if you are pleased with your results.


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#2 posted 06-05-2009 12:15 AM

Nice job. The Mahogany looks more like Walnut in the pictures.

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 12:16 AM

good job rich wood combination

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 06:20 AM

I would have guessed Walnut as well . What kind of stain did you use on the Mahogany ?

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 06:33 PM

You know what I am mistaken the wood used was Walnut and not a Mahogany it was scrap I had laying around and didn’t mark. I am still learning my woods “color, grain” so please forgive me for the mistake. What I used for the finish was again Tung oil I can’t seam to get away from it. It brings out the full color and grain features on wood.

-- David '65

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 04:27 AM

Nice box i like purpleheart a lot

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