Patterned Top Keepsake Box

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Project by Matthew posted 10-17-2015 01:12 PM 1171 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wood keepsake, jewelry, or watch box made from cherry and walnut woods. Featuring a diamond patterned lid, solid brass hinges, and an alternative leather lining with a removable divider.

Finish is several coats of lacquer. Going for semi-gloss look.

This box measures 10.5×8.5×4 inches

Trying to make something different like my last box

Comments, questions and criticism are always welcome

Credit to this project for inspiration

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#1 posted 10-17-2015 02:48 PM

Cool project, looks great.

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 02:56 PM

Nice looking box Matthew .
I like the wood combination that you used and the joint between the lid and bottom looks great the way you did it .I would be interested to know how you cut the pattern .
As for the pattern for the lid I think you where thinking of this box

Thanks for the mention .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 10-17-2015 04:05 PM


Actually it was the other one that I saw. I like the one you just posted, but I never saw that one.

As for how I cut it. I simply marked the center and used a v-groove bit at the router table. Ran it through all four sides, then moved the fence 20 mm for each cut.

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#4 posted 10-17-2015 04:54 PM


great looking box with all the right combinations. I see Klaus has inspired many of us with his designs, myself included.

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#5 posted 10-17-2015 06:56 PM

Indeed, very beautiful pattern on top the box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-18-2015 02:50 AM

Nicely done.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 10-18-2015 03:18 AM

great looking box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 10-18-2015 03:20 AM

Very eye-catching design. Great box!

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

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 07:52 PM

Awesome box. Second only to the box I am contemplating in my head. Which will end up in the burn box. Again fabulous design and great proportions.

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