Keepsake box

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Project by Muddman posted 02-13-2017 04:47 AM 1315 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this keepsake/jewelry box for my wife. It’s made of black walnut and orange osage. This is my first attempt at a mitered box and splined. Messed up one of the corners so had to round them all over. Turned out good though…gonna fill it with candy for Valentine’s day:)

-- Noah, Eastern Washington

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 06:48 AM

I really like the combination of wood choice. I bet that is going to age really nicely over the years to come. Sweet!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 01:36 PM

Nice box,

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 04:12 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 04:20 PM

That’s a great looking keepsake box! I like the wood combo you used—I’m sure your wife will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 09:09 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 08:01 AM

Noah, this is a beautiful box. I like the contrast between the Black Walnut and the Osage Orange. The grain in the walnut is especially beautiful. The inset top turned out well. I think the rounded corners actually add to the look of the box. The step-lid top functions well, but makes the walls of your box pretty thick. It looks like you got a great fit on your corner splines and your corners. I wish you had included a picture taken from a corner showing two sides and your splines. It is a help to your readers if you include the dimensions of your box. Great work, and I hope your sweetie enjoys the sweets…and your fine work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 02:40 PM

Thanks all!!
The box is 9.5 wide, 5.5 tall, 6.75 deep

-- Noah, Eastern Washington

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#8 posted 12-12-2017 06:48 PM

Wow, great looking box. until the last pic I wouldn’t have guessed it to be that large….and awesome.


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