keep sake box

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Project by grizzman posted 03-06-2010 02:35 AM 2374 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This keep sake box is made for a friend who is writing his life stories book this year, so i wanted to make a special box for him to keep it in with any other special things. The box is made of antique southern heart pine, spalted oak, black walnut, hard maple, and bubinga..the lid handle is bubinga and there is a 1/8th inlay of bubinga along the edge of the lid,the handles on the side are from a red bud limb that came down from a storm. My friend is from Utah and the state motto is industry,and the beehive represents that, so i made a bee hive made from walnut and dogwood and inlayed it into the top. Its my first try at an inlay of this type and i made a little mistake at the bottom..but i tried to fix it the best i could.this has been a long time coming as its taken me some time since i had some health issues this winter..but its been so much fun and i look forward to when my friend see’s his gift..then the project will be complete..thank you for looking. grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 02:44 AM

Great Box Grizz!!! He should really love this ,You did a GREAT job I like everything about it {:o)

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 02:45 AM

Cool Grizz! Your friend should appreciate his new gift

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 02:48 AM

hey man ( or is it beast ) ?

good to see you working again ,

and doing something new ,
is a great way to get back to it .

with friends like you ,
his book is sure to be an interesting read !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 02:54 AM

Great Box Grizz I like it a lot it is different great looking handles.

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 02:54 AM

Very Cool Grizz
This is a cool box . It’s a litte bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Neat design and great goft, Glad to be seeing you build new works of art.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 03-06-2010 02:57 AM

Lookin’ Good Grizz!! Keep it up :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-06-2010 03:09 AM

Your friend will be very happy. Neat mix of woods.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 03:24 AM

Very nice work, good job…

-- Rick

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#9 posted 03-06-2010 03:36 AM

Griz: A great box for a friend. Nice creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-06-2010 03:36 AM

This is beautiful! What a place to keep that important manuscript.
This was well worth the wait ;-)
I’m so happy to see you making boxes… you’ll enjoy them no end!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 03:41 AM

Sweet Grizz !!
Very thoughtful,
and nice looking too ; )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#12 posted 03-06-2010 03:41 AM

i want to thank you all for the comments on my project…its felt good to get shop time again and i learned a few things on this project..thanks.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 03-06-2010 03:41 AM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 03-06-2010 03:59 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#15 posted 03-06-2010 04:04 AM

Very Good build Grizz. I really like those handles.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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