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Purpleheart keepsake box

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Project by Gerald Miller posted 2389 days ago 1193 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is another grandaughter’s christmas gift. The miter keys are maple.

-- Jerry Miller





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rikkor

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#1 posted 2389 days ago

I like working with purpleheart. The keys look good.

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Mark

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#2 posted 2389 days ago

I’ve worked with purpleheart also. I made a jewelry box and a wall shelf for my daughter years ago. Such pretty wood. You did a good job and I’m sure your grandaughter loves her gift.

Mark

-- Mark

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 2389 days ago

Nice box.

-- Jiri

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Hawgnutz

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#4 posted 2389 days ago

Great looking box! I love purpleheart, too. Tough on blades, but easy on the eye. Love them keys.
What are they made of? What finish did you use?

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Marge

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#5 posted 2389 days ago

The bevel on the bottom is a very nice touch.

-- Marge, Colorado

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2388 days ago

Gotta find me some of that purpleheart.

Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2388 days ago

Great job! I have some purple heart just waiting for a project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Gerald Miller

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#8 posted 2388 days ago

I used Minwac clear with two coats of paste wax. I like the color of the purpleheart but after resawing it was a chocolate color so I “hid” it with felt on the inside of the box. I think the keys are maple.

-- Jerry Miller

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TreeBones

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#9 posted 2388 days ago

Another real nice one, great wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2388 days ago

Jerry;

Great present. Lucky grand daughter.

Very nice;

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 2388 days ago

Looks good to me – that purple heart will only get better looking with time. Could be a National Champions Box if you had some yellow heart instead of the maple – Geaux LSU Tigers (Purple & Gold).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2387 days ago

Two of my favorite woods. Beautiful gift, Mark DeCou gave me some advice once, and it was excellent. He told me to write something mushy on the bottom of the chest I made for my daughter, and when she read it, we both cried like little girls. But it was very meaningful and will be something for her to remember me by forever. mike

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

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Gerald Miller

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#13 posted 2387 days ago

I wrote a little bit on the bottom also. After opening this gift my 4 year-old grandaughter (purple being her faverite color) climbed in my lap (on Christmas day no lessa) and sat for over an hour. She kept looking up and smiling at me. I’ll remember that forever.

-- Jerry Miller

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