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Project by christopherw posted 07-12-2010 04:11 AM 5536 views 24 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been together for eight years now. During that time we have added a cat, a kid, a house, another kid, and a pool (I had a dog before we got married). I figured it was time to build her something since I usually give everything else to other people. This box is based on the inlaid jewelry box by the woodwhisperer. Notice that I don’t have the pretty flower on mine. The walnut is from a tree in her grandparents yard, so it is special to her.

Was my first attempt at knife hinges…I like to try something new with every project. Finish is shellac and wax…the simpler the better…did I mention I hate the finishing part?

-- CSW





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 04:17 AM

Niiiice! I really like that grain on the doors- good matching. Nice, tight dovetails, too!

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Edward83

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 04:20 AM

beautiful

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 04:31 AM

lots of love there !

and her smile tell the whole story .

well done ,

and happy anniversary .

-- 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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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 04:31 AM

A wonderful piece of art! Great job! (I too hate finishing! It always takes 2 or 3 times longer to finish than to make the project.)

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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OutPutter

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 04:36 AM

I never met a box I didn’t like Christopher and the ones with Walnut are like icing on the cake. The grain really sets this apart in my mind and I’m this will last for generations to come in your family.

Best,

-- Jim

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Gary

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 04:48 AM

Beautiful. You did a fantastic job…

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

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 04:53 AM

That is very nice. very well done on the interior drawers with the continuous grain.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#8 posted 07-12-2010 04:55 AM

I suspect the woodwhisperer would be proud. You did it good. I did boxes from a family walnut tree for my two sisters… they had a similar smile when I presented them. Nicely done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 07-12-2010 04:59 AM

Beautiful box a fine job and wonderful gift.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 07-12-2010 05:02 AM

now that is what walnut should look like.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 07-12-2010 05:08 AM

Excellent jewelry box and some beautiful wood.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#12 posted 07-12-2010 05:09 AM

It a first rate box and story take care of the family and thank for sharing …BC

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#13 posted 07-12-2010 05:24 AM

That’s a great looking box. Super project, congratulations…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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RonPeters

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#14 posted 07-12-2010 05:34 AM

Wow! That is really nice work! Walnut is so rich looking. You did well!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 07-12-2010 05:36 AM

Beautiful box for a pretty girl. You did a great job on the box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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