Memory Box

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Project by Manitario posted 10-06-2017 02:51 AM 592 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked that I build her a memory box for one of her children. Was a relatively simple project, although between all the other stuff that I do in the summer, it took a long time to finish!

Birdseye maple with African Blackwood keys. Finished with 5 coats of Minwax “tung oil” and 3 coats of wipe-on poly.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 12:01 PM

Very nice looking box and good idea. You can go back in time and look at all of what you saved as important!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 02:59 PM

As usual, you are letting the wood do the talking. Simplicity draws your eye to the wood grain. Nice item.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 03:32 PM

This is a beautiful box and it will become a cherished heirloom full of wonderful memories.

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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#4 posted 10-06-2017 07:44 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 10-08-2017 04:03 AM

That is probably the most elegant box I have seen in a long time!

Just in case, definition of elegant pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.
I can’t say why I think it is elegant, it just hit me that way when I saw it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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