Keepsake Box

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Project by dalepage posted 05-18-2017 07:56 PM 1010 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made of maple burl. The panels on the lid are the same wood as the sides, though the light made them photograph differently. The framing of the lid panels is red African padauk, black walnut, and Osage orange.

The maple is from a rejected gunstock blank. The yellow Osage orange (bois d’arc) is from a Kansas fence post. Only the thin yellow strip between the walnut and the padauk (red) is Osage orange. The four sides and the three lid panels are all maple burl.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 09:02 PM

Nice looking box with great wood and accents.

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#2 posted 05-18-2017 11:57 PM

very nice looking box, great job.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 12:29 AM

They sure have nice fence posts in Kansas. excellent work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 11:33 AM

Dale, you really have done a wonderful job on this beautiful box.

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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#5 posted 05-21-2017 09:34 AM

Where rejected by one becomes a DT3 winner for another.

You should show the completed box to the maple supplier. But don’t let on to your neighbor where the fence post went!

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 06-18-2017 05:36 AM


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

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