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Purple Heart and Alder Keepsake Box

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Project by Katz-Moses Woodworking posted 02-03-2016 03:49 PM 825 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this keepsake box for my mother for Christmas. It is made from alder and purple heart. The legs are mortise and tenon and create a cool shadow line at the bottom. The lid was made by cutting 3/4 strips and gluing them together. then I cut them the other way and glued them into the checker pattern you see. The same way you would make an end grain cutting board but without flipping the pieces on their side. I then made splines and a lift from the off cuts to strengthen then corners of the lid. Navy blue felt on the bottom of the box. The box has a 3d look to it in person. Thanks for looking and be sure to check my youtube channel Katz-Moses Woodworking for a video on this project and more like it. If you want to check out the video of my build explanation check it out here at https://youtu.be/m_sPuPALW6w thanks for looking!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 04:19 PM

good looking box and I especially like the “top” splines on the lid

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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MrLaughingbrook

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 09:12 PM

welcome to LJ. Great looking boxes you’ve posted.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 01:00 AM

Thanks so much guys! I appreciate it Mr Laughingbrook!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.

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poospleasures

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 01:02 AM

I like this a lot. It just is amazing how many designs comes from the minds of all you LJs. You do keep me inspired. I hope to make this box one day. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 01:54 AM

Great style, with the checker board addition. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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