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Spalted Pecan Keepsake Box

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 11-23-2017 05:27 PM 483 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a keepsake box made of spalted pecan with spalted maple splines. The walls on this box are right at 3/8” which really lends itself to the display quality of the box, from the top of the box disappears and the contents take center stage. The wood has enough character to take center stage alongside the decorative clasp when viewed from the front, back, or sides. The splines which are made of spalted maple are installed primarily for strengthening the miter joints, but I choose the spalted maple in hopes that it would blend in enough to provide a nice accent without taking away from the materials used in the box. The splines blended in so well, that they would have to be pointed out for most people. The lid has a Lexan insert so that the contents can be clearly seen without fear of glass breaking. I am very pleased with this box

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop http://www.dreadknotwoodshop.com





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#1 posted 11-23-2017 07:23 PM

Beautiful wood and hardware! Very nice 8^)

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#2 posted 11-23-2017 09:13 PM

A simple box made into a show piece with the wood choice and metal detail. Very nice!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 11-23-2017 09:28 PM

lovely box!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 11-23-2017 10:44 PM

Darryl, this box turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 11-26-2017 11:44 PM

You are right. The splines disappear. Lovely wood and well crafted.

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