keepsake box

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Project by boxman posted 1532 days ago 1546 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sure like the look of lacewood when it’s finnished, the grain just jumps out at you, the pics do not do the wood justice, this box has inlay strips on the lid, front & back, with brass barrel hinges from Lee Valley, I had a small piece of padauk for the pull which adds a bit of contrast to the box. There was some router profiling done on the edges of the front & back & the bottom of the lid, & the ends also. With this box I’m starting to use a cabinet scraper to see if it makes a difference on finishing the surface, I’ve seen that it sure makes a smooth surface when i used it over the inlay strips, it made the surface very smooth & it cut down on the time sanding, i used natural danish oil wet sanding 320, 400, & 600 grit, & 4-5 coats of poly with sanding inbetween coats. I used dowels to attach the front & back to the ends.The top is lacewood, ends – greenheart & black ash for the front & back, the barrel hinges were 12 mm, the bottom is figured maple which is floating , in a dado. Your comments are welcomed.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#1 posted 1532 days ago

Great Job, John!! Good to see you back at it!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 1532 days ago

Beautiful box. Great wood combination.

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#3 posted 1532 days ago

great looking box i love those barrell hinges.

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#4 posted 1532 days ago

pretty box!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 1531 days ago

Very NICE!

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#6 posted 1531 days ago

Fantastic box. Love all the woods and a great design too. Nice job on the build.

Keep it up.


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#7 posted 1531 days ago

Unique box John.

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#8 posted 1531 days ago

Beautiful box John. The colors and design really work well together and it looks really well made and finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 1531 days ago

Very clean lines and good use of some nice wood. I like the inlay too.

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#10 posted 1531 days ago

Nice, Like the Inlay

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 1531 days ago

Like it a lot!!!

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#12 posted 1530 days ago

nice keepsake box well done

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#13 posted 1525 days ago

thanks to all for your kind comments

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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