Keepsake Box with Beveled Sides

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Project by OhValleyWoodandWool posted 11-15-2009 05:15 AM 1718 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tiger maple with a purple heart lid panel finished with oil/ varnish and wax. 14×8.5×3

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 05:53 AM

Very nice – some really strong stripe on that maple – well done

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 07:11 AM

Beautiful box great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 07:26 AM

Love the tiger maple. Imoressive stripeing. Great combo with the purpleheart.

Keep it up


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

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 09:31 AM

grat looking box… your choice of wood combination.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 01:00 PM

Love the wood and the design. Beautiful work too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 03:48 PM

nice box wish i can see the inside how are u shapeing the sides?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 11-15-2009 04:13 PM

very nice – maple and purple heart is a great combo

-- -erik & christy-

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#8 posted 11-15-2009 11:06 PM

Maple and purple heart are really good as a contrasting and complimentary choice of timbers.. the tiger stripes are fantastic..
How are you shaping the sides and what’s inside..??

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 02:48 AM

Great combination of woods. Would love to see the inside of your boxes.

-- John @

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 03:40 AM

The bottom is lined with black velvet these boxes don’t have any dividers but I do use divider sometimes. The sides are shaped on the table saw with lots of featherboards and push blocks. To smooth out the machine marks I’ve tried sanding, jointer, hand planes but on the figured wood hand sanding and a card scraper seems to work best and most consistently.


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 09:43 PM

I really dig the bevel design can’t say i’ve seen that before. Very nice. and you have a cool name too LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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