Keepsake Box with a Surprise

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Project by DustBeard posted 09-15-2015 05:31 PM 1140 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my sisters birthday I made her this keepsake box. The box itself is made of mahogany and it’s lined with purple velvet (her favourite colour). It is finished with several coats of even parts polyurethane, boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. I scroll sawed the names of her pets in the lid, then filled the voids with purple dyed two part epoxy. Now for the fun part, I attached neon wire to the back side of the lid then covered it with the velvet. Now when she turns it on the letters glow a brilliant purple (again, her favourite colour). This is my first project using two part epoxy, I have to say i’m very pleased with the result and she loved it!

Thanks for your interest
aka DustBeard

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 05:54 PM

WOW, awesome effect with that colour!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 12:27 PM

This is the neon wire before I covered it up.

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 06:16 PM

How fun!
You are so creative!
Fantastic job!
Where did you get the neon wires?
I bet this will be a family keepsake!

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 10:24 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 12:40 PM

Thanks For the nice words guys.
Suzanne I purchased the neon wire on Amazon. There are a few brands but I think they are mostly the same product.


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