Cameo Box

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Project by Steve Good posted 04-27-2016 08:15 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this project a few weeks ago and just got around to cutting it last night. It took about six hours from raw lumber to finished project. I was able to stack cut the duplicate parts so that made it go faster. The box is Peruvian walnut and the fretwork is poplar. This walnut is some of the deepest dark brown I have ever seen. The grain is nothing spectacular but the color is incredible. I wanted great contrast in the woods and this combination is perfect in my eyes.

Since I am primarily a scroll saw guy I look for color more than grain when I’m shopping for lumber. Most of my projects are so small that the grain is not always that visible.

If any of you want to try this project you can get the pattern from my blog. It’s free.

-- Steve Good,

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 08:34 PM

Great looking box Steve. I think my Granddaughters would like that one.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 08:35 PM

Really beautiful, Steve! Great work! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 12:47 AM

Great project Steve. I’m sure this will be a popular download on the blog. Great color on the Walnut and really nice contrast with the maple.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 03:13 AM

That is really beautiful. Your right about the color combinations.

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 06:10 AM

Superb work Steve.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 12:31 AM

Really beautiful box Steve!!!

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 08:47 PM

Steve, you have done a beautiful job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-19-2016 09:50 PM

Awesome box!

-- Jaimeson, Arkansas

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