walnut and maple treasure box

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Project by jcsterling posted 07-30-2009 04:47 AM 2226 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box I made a while ago for a client who wanted a box to hold 6 spoons that have been handed down from her great great grandmother. They were going to be given to her granddaughter in this box.

box is walnut with maple stringing around the edge on the top. Panel is walnut burl veneer. Pin latch idea is from an article in fine woodworking.

thanks for looking

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 12:23 PM

This is beautiful. I love the contrasting woods.
Loved looking…Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 01:12 PM

Nice Job, John, very appropriate to the use. I’m sure it will be treasured along with it’s contents for generations to come!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

#3 posted 07-30-2009 04:53 PM

Gorgeous! Love the pin latch – adds that special “wow” factor.

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 06:58 PM

A very nicely executed box. I also favor pin latches as they add a fine detail.
Thx for sharing!

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 08:37 AM

Beautiful box – my favorite wood, walnut! It works well with just about any other wood, cuts/tools easily, and just plain looks spectacular.


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#6 posted 08-03-2009 06:48 AM

wonderful box

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 10:29 PM

Very nice. I love the details!

-- Happy woodworking!

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