Young Lady's Keepsake Box

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Project by Duff posted 05-18-2017 07:16 AM 443 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this piece for my granddaughter. The main box is prime pine with walnut splines. I laminated pine, walnut and cedar and inlaid that into the top. A semi-gloss poly was used for the finish.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 12:11 PM

Nice work on the box , I like the clean top , did you rabbet the top to fit the panel strips of hardwood? To make a smooth transition?

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#2 posted 05-18-2017 12:13 PM

You granddaughter will be thrilled to have this good looking box for her keepsakes!
Nice work Duff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 05-18-2017 02:34 PM

Very nice, I’ve got 3 Grangirls, The 4 year old picked up some purple heart and said Granpa you could build me something from this. So I guess a box is on order!

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#4 posted 05-18-2017 02:55 PM

Thanks guys. Yes, I did rabbet the laminated strips into the top of the box.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#5 posted 05-18-2017 03:17 PM

We rarely see such wide splines, but they came out great. Well done.


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#6 posted 05-18-2017 07:52 PM

You did a wonderful job on this box. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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