Keepsake boxes from the Wood Whisperer

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Project by Bobmedic posted 09-24-2010 07:09 PM 2896 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these keepsake boxes after watching a video of the Wood Whisperer. I think the video was called Oh, for keep sakes. The one box is made from several 1 1/2” blocks of red oak laminated together in opposite grain orientation with purple heart for the corners. The other is made from a solid piece of purple heart and has red oak corners. The purple heart box I made from a turning blank. I don’t recommend this because I have been fighting warping and cracking. The oak laminated one however with its grain in opposite directions is bullet proof. I first tried to match the end grain up but the box was made from 20 little blocks of wood. So I figured if I couldn’t get it to match then I would make it look like I didn’t want it to match.

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 07:16 PM

A magnific piece

Good job and good web site

Have a nice day and welcome to LJ’s

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 07:17 PM

very cool.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 07:53 PM

Awesome. I need to try this someday. I love hidden catches and compartments in boxes.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 09-25-2010 02:29 AM

Real nice and I’ll bet it was a fun project. No doubt it will be treasured for years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 09-25-2010 09:42 PM

Great idea.great box.

-- Mike Fritz, Cinnaminson, NJ

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