Carved top zebrawood keepsake box

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Project by Edward83 posted 08-02-2010 12:51 AM 1921 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this inbetween boxes as kind of a learning mechanism to get a feel for zebra wood. Gave it to my dad for his birthday. He loves it. Thanks for looking!

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

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 02:05 AM

Very nice box and I am sure your dad will like it. What keeps the top in place?

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 02:56 AM

Great box! I like the uniform shaping on the lid and it looks like you got the grain to wrap around the edges. Very nice.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 03:16 AM

Very unique lid, nice design…BC

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 05:11 AM

Beautiful box, I love the ripple effect of the corners, very nice!
I really like working with zebrawood.

Thanks for sharing…........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 07:00 AM

Nice box, very original design.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 08:21 AM

Thanks fellas,
Greg the bottom of the top is rabbeted all the way around so it drops in slightly, I made it just under snug and kept some notes to see where it is gonna be in the winter time when the humidity drops. I know wood moves but I am starting to be curious on how much and how to prevent it from too much movement.

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

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 10:26 AM

Great looking Box, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 02:33 PM

Excellent box. Lovely detail on the top

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 11:26 PM

Wonderful box and great wood.

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#10 posted 08-03-2010 03:50 AM

Nice box. I agree that the top design really sets it off.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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