Box with Inlay Heart

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Project by christopherw posted 1843 days ago 1456 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made with wood from my father’s workshop. He was quite the woodworker, and try as he might, he couldn’t impart this love to me. When he died in 1995 his shop sat for years. Finally, I brought the tools to my barn and began to play with them and found that I really liked piddling around with them. A few months ago I found a stash of wood that he had. I thought it might be neat to build a box for my daughter out of wood from the grandfather she never met. This was my first attempt at doing an inlay. If you notice, I don’t give you a close up look at it. I’m sure that it will end up with a few dings since she is only 5, but oh well.

-- CSW

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#1 posted 1843 days ago

Nice looking box and some great memories.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 1843 days ago

Very, very nice box and a job well done!
“I” didn’t see anything wrong at all with the inlay and it is so nice to see that you took on this challenge and guess what, you succeded with flying colors. I am sure that your daughter will enjoy this and keep it for an heirloom for many, many years to come.

It is even more special with all the memories of your Dad, that is so wonderful !

A big welcome to LJ’s, the most addictive site on the internet !

Keep those projects coming…..........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 1843 days ago

I notice that the front wraps around both sides.. nice touch.. splines too..and IMHO the inlay looks ok from here.
Me thinks that you have learned a lot from your father without even knowing it.
That is what happened with my father and me.. he died and I became handy with tools. I like to think I learned a lot from him by just watching and being there. My Brother was the one who helped my dad.. I was more academic. and now… I can do just about anything…. just like my dad.....

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1843 days ago

Nice Box Chris looks Wonderful.

Hey Larry I’m sure your father would be proud of the fantastic work you do.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1842 days ago

Looks pretty good from here :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 1842 days ago

Nice looking box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1842 days ago

I think it is a great looking box. I think your Pop would be proud of you. Very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 1842 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1842 days ago

the box is beautiful ,
and the memories will be even more so ,
for both you and your daughter .
welcome to LJs .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 1842 days ago

Nice looking box. It may have taken a reach from the great beyond, but Dad finally got you hooked. :-)

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

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#11 posted 1842 days ago

Fantastic box. Great use of grain wraping. Inlay looks great from here.

Nice to see that your dad got you into woodworking after all. Just took a little longer to get started.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 1842 days ago

niether of my sons show any interest in my work – hopefully one will carry on for me as well – very cool

-- -erik & christy-

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