2011 Travel box

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Project by AstroGuy posted 12-22-2010 07:31 AM 1566 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple, lift lid box. My wife and I have a tradition of keeping various memorabilia from our travels during the year in a box and opening it at the end of the year to revisit things. This is like a yearly time capsule and I’ve gotten in the habit of creating a new box each year for the honor.

This year’s box is made of lyptus (almost pink in color) with holly spline accents. The top is a raised panel construction that was then carved using the CNC and then cleaned up with hand tools (the fun part…). The finish is just 6 coats of spray lacquer.


-- Richard

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 07:57 AM

nice box and unique too.

A fun way to wrap up the year.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 09:49 AM

What a great idea. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 01:17 PM

What a capital idea! I only hope some day you will put into such a box some memorabilia from my country.
Thank you for sharing .

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 01:37 PM

That is a great idea…and the box looks awesome!

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

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 02:50 PM

Looks good and nice carving.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 03:10 PM

Very cool idea! Handsome box!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 05:49 PM

A very cool idea and a great box also. Enjoy filling the new box.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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