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Keepsake box for granddaughter

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Project by Woodchuck2010 posted 06-10-2016 07:39 PM 939 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this crude little box from a log that was cut from a tree in my yard.

-- Chuck, Michigan,





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rastapunkscramble

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#1 posted 06-10-2016 09:53 PM

very nice! i love the natural bark top!

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Woodchuck2010

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 10:01 PM

Thank you. I made sure to shellac the top real good. I had tons of wood movement because the wood was apparently still “green”. The top ended up not fitting so great. It’s all good though. lol

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 01:04 AM

The bark top sets it off very nice I am sure your Grandaughter will love it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 07:17 AM

Beautiful box! Very unique and original live wood lid.Realy looks fantastic.Is there any laquer on top?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 12:14 PM

Very nice. I am in the process of making this one for a friend, Treasure Chest . She also wanted a tray to fit inside. I get to the assembly phase and the top is too small. For some reason their measurements are off. I took the carcass apart and shave some size off but now the tray is a very tight fit and I can’t find room for the chain. Any ideas anyone?

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#6 posted 06-11-2016 01:41 PM

You may call it crude, but that bark top is genius!

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

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leafherder

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 02:18 PM

Fit for a fairytale princess – like maybe something the 7 Dwarfs gave to Snow White, or something that Sleeping Beauty had when she was living in the woods with the Three Fairies. Also a great life lesson to look beyond the rustic exterior for the treasure that is inside. And it is the perfect receptacle for her namesake amber jewelry – (amber is fossilized tree sap after all).

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Woodchuck2010

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#8 posted 06-11-2016 02:47 PM



Beautiful box! Very unique and original live wood lid.Realy looks fantastic.Is there any laquer on top?

- majuvla

Yes there is. I didn’t want any “stuff” flaking off.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Woodchuck2010

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#9 posted 06-11-2016 02:51 PM



Very nice. I am in the process of making this one for a friend, Treasure Chest . She also wanted a tray to fit inside. I get to the assembly phase and the top is too small. For some reason their measurements are off. I took the carcass apart and shave some size off but now the tray is a very tight fit and I can t find room for the chain. Any ideas anyone?

- JimRochester


Do you mean for the lid support? If so, just make the tray fit a little lower in the chest.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#10 posted 06-11-2016 03:52 PM

This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#11 posted 06-11-2016 04:20 PM

Beautiful piece! No doubt will be handed down to future generations !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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JimRochester

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#12 posted 06-11-2016 04:41 PM


Very nice. I am in the process of making this one for a friend, Treasure Chest . She also wanted a tray to fit inside. I get to the assembly phase and the top is too small. For some reason their measurements are off. I took the carcass apart and shave some size off but now the tray is a very tight fit and I can t find room for the chain. Any ideas anyone?

- JimRochester

Do you mean for the lid support? If so, just make the tray fit a little lower in the chest.

- Woodchuck2010

Thank you for the suggestion. I seem to have it opening and closing smoothly now but every step of this simple project has been challenging. About to post the results.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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