keep sake box

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Project by grizzman posted 06-15-2010 04:13 AM 2071 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a keep sake box that i meant to celebrate the walnut tree, the top is made of spalted walnut and regular walnut with bubinga and dogwood, the box itself is made of antique southern heart pine that i added some red oak stain to it…i wanted to darken it some and have a reddish tone to it. The inside has a removable tray that is made from walnut , and i wanted to try something with some bamboo…so i cut those so they would provide a cup for keeping tie tacks and smaller things in them…wedding ring storage or mens jewelry , and then there is a bottom part to the box for other storage, then there is a bottom case where there is a drawer, the front decoration is red cedar in layed into a poplar drawer front with a walnut drawer pull…this project evolved from one idea to the last…im going to keep it for myself and it will give me the ability to clean my dresser top off..thanks for taking a look…

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

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 04:27 AM

grizzman, That top is really wild. I love that spalted walnut and it’s a great contrast with the bubinga and dogwood. The cups with the bamboo was a cool idea. It’s a great looking box. Very nice.

-- John @

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 04:30 AM

Hey Grizz, Looks great, I admire the attention to detail that you put into every project.

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 04:36 AM

Good job Grizz. Really like the bamboo part….

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

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 05:09 AM

That’s some very cool looking work, and love the design.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 05:14 AM

Way to go Grizz…......... love that spalted walnut and the overall design.
Very, very nice !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 05:38 AM

You’ve got a lot of interesting and beautiful details going on there Grizz!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 06:19 AM

Very cool box Grizz great design and neat material. It’s just great great great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 06:52 AM

Very creative and you-neek.Grizzman. I like it very much

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#9 posted 06-15-2010 06:55 AM

Very well done I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 07:17 AM

What can I say? The Grizz does it again. You are certainly putting out some snazzy stuff lately.
I think it’s great.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 06-15-2010 07:19 AM

Nice work Grizz.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#12 posted 06-15-2010 07:29 AM

Looking GOOD Grizz!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 07:33 AM

Your best work yet. Love the handle.

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

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#14 posted 06-15-2010 07:57 AM

Grizz, Awesome job as always.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 06-15-2010 09:53 AM

wow grizz .

this is awesome !
the bottom left burl in the top ,
looks like a bear , self portrait ?

well done , my friend .

-- 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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