Katelynn's treasure box

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Project by Festus56 posted 02-02-2016 04:33 AM 1164 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project of my two favorite hobbies combined. Woodworking and leatherworking have been in my shop since I was in grade school. This was made for a Granddaughter for all of her treasures.

Made with oak and stained a dark cherry. Leather was tooled and fitted into a deep dado and glued to the plywood box top. Peel and stick velvet from Rockler and an oval mirror on the inside

As always comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 05:26 AM

great looking box ,

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 05:27 AM

Very nice coloration on the oak. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-02-2016 05:33 AM

Really cool. Very nicely done sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-02-2016 10:36 AM

Good looking box, love the leather work and the mirror a nice touch

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 02-02-2016 03:21 PM

I use to do leather work also, still have all my tools but haven’t done any for many years. Beautiful work, your granddaughter should love it for many years to come.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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#6 posted 02-02-2016 11:15 PM

I have some leather and make boxes. I like your use of the leather as veneer inset of top panel. I’ll try the same as a compliment.

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 12:27 AM

Very nice combination of materials.

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 12:57 AM

Great looking treasure box—I really like having the mirror in the lid! I’m sure she’ll keep many of her treasures here for safekeeping!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 01:14 AM

Thanks for all the comments. Have to give Jamie the credit for the design and the mirror. I don’t get time to do as much leather tooling as I used to but it is fun to be able to incorporate it in a project.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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