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Project by Jake Brain posted 1365 days ago 1374 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of nine keepsake boxes that I built for my grandchildren. I had some cherry that I could not use on my fireplace mantel because of the unusual grain and the pitch holes, I was also concerned that would not be stable enough to use in the fireplace. The boxes are 7 9/16” wide x 3 9/16 high x 3 5/8” deep. The side of the box is the high figured Cherry, top is made from Cherry, Birch, and Purple Heart the base Honduras Mahogany, The finish is 4 coats satin spray lacquer. I made the box joint using a jig on my router table.

-- Jake Brain, Florida





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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#1 posted 1364 days ago

Great job, Jake. A lovely box that shows much attention to detail. I really like the multi-wood top and the base.

Keep up the great work.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1364 days ago

Looks real nice I’m sure there very happy! The colors of the different woods you used work well together.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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gary351

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#3 posted 1364 days ago

This box is pleasing to the eyes! Welcome to LJ’s

-- A poor man has poor way's

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1364 days ago

Unique boxes good job.

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Chip

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#5 posted 1364 days ago

Wonderful work Jake. Nothing like making something beautiful out of some left over wood. Love it. Thanks for sharing…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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grizzman

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#6 posted 1364 days ago

well these are some beautiful boxes, beautiful wood grain, and this will make my 2000th post..so i wanted it to be done on a project that was well worth it ..and it is…boxes are great..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 1364 days ago

GORGEOUS BOX.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1364 days ago

Very nice design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roger

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#9 posted 1363 days ago

Very nice keepsake

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bigike

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#10 posted 1294 days ago

great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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