Something special for Andrea, the Mother of my 1st Grandson.

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 01-08-2011 09:09 PM 2508 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to post my latest project another jewelry box but this one is for a special person and signifying a very special occasion. It’s for my daughter-in-law Andrea and the birth of my 1st Grandson, Santino Romeo Struhar. The sides and top are Curley Maple and the bottom is Cedar. Finished with 8 finger rubbed coats of Fromby’s Tung oil and 6 coats of Briwax. When I applied the Briwax I heated the wood slightly with a hair dryer then vigorously finger rubbed the wax on until it dried and shined. This seemed to brighten the finish considerably. Enjoy

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 09:19 PM

hi that is one beautiful box it looks like marble not wood i love the patren in the wood

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 09:24 PM

Beautiful use of amazingly figured burl.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 09:44 PM

Wow Dale, absolutely beautiful wood and use of it. Now THAT is a keepsake box. Great job!

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

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 10:25 PM

Very nice keepsake. More importantly, CONGRATULATIONS GRANDPA!

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 11:18 PM

First, congratulations on the grandson! Two, that is a very nice box that will be treasured for many years. Third, I love the grain in the wood. Fourth, I like the slide show. Did I say it was a nice box?

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 11:58 PM

Congratulations Grandpa. Outstanding box Dale. The burl wood is just amazing. I’m sure you’re DIL will cherish this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 02:01 AM

Hey Dale, you only have to look at it to know it is for someone very special to you,
Beautiful timber that matches the making of the piece,

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 03:30 AM

Dale that is really special …. Your First Grandson that is just awesome You did an excellent job on the box
love the wood and the finish is great Congratulations all around

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 04:09 AM

First of all Congrats to you and your family! This is some amazing wood! I cant stop looking at it! Very nice work.

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

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#10 posted 01-09-2011 05:28 AM

Wow beautiful job on your box. Awesome work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 01-09-2011 05:57 PM

Dale, you da man! Beautiful!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 05:57 PM

Beautiful wood and craftsmanship! Congratulations too :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 11:21 PM

That sure is some beautiful wood, what a great project.

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 02:38 AM

Very Nice, beautiful wood, and good craftsmanship, I like the way the lid hinges, how is that done, I have not made any like that yet, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 03:46 AM


-- Leonard H.

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