Some More Keepsake boxes

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Project by EricLew posted 04-13-2017 03:01 AM 1816 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are my first examples, of what seems to be, the very popular Woodsmith Keepsake boxes. I made one for my wife and daughter. I am very happy with them, although pretty disappointed that the Wenge is so dark you cant see the 1/8 inch finger joints. I finished them with Natural Danish Oil, so I’m surprised they got so much darker, but live and learn. They were fun to make, so I will probably make some more for gifts and use lighter species, or maybe just reverse the Wenge and Maple.

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 05:08 AM

very nice boxes. I like the wenge and maple combination and find that it will come out lighter if you use a lacqquer finish instead of danish oil. here is one i finished with lacquer to get the lighter wenge to show

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 09:46 AM

Beautiful shape and black-white contrast.

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#3 posted 04-13-2017 03:02 PM

they are beautiful

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#4 posted 04-13-2017 11:58 PM

I think they look great. Nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 04-15-2017 04:18 PM

Thank you for the kind words guys, I appreciate it

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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