LumberJocks

African Mahogany Keepsake Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by dewoodwork posted 02-02-2008 08:32 AM 1839 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
African Mahogany Keepsake Box
African Mahogany Keepsake Box No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I made this box as a spur of the moment gift for a friend. I used a 42” x 4 ” piece of 8/4” African mahogany left over from a past project. The top is walnut burl veneer with a walnut pull. Finish is shellac and tong oil. Nothing too fancy but I did get a bit carried away with the profile.

African Mahogany Keepsake Box

Thanks for looking

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.





15 comments so far

View Blake's profile

Blake

3439 posts in 2618 days


#1 posted 02-02-2008 08:46 AM

Great shape and design. Can we see a topless photo?

...Er, uh, I mean, can we see a picture with it’s lid off? Hinged or not? What’s inside?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

View Jiri Parkman's profile

Jiri Parkman

950 posts in 2556 days


#2 posted 02-02-2008 09:09 AM

Nice project and wood. Beautiful box.

-- Jiri

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14426 posts in 2810 days


#3 posted 02-02-2008 10:52 AM

I really like this one. Was the profile done with a box bit set? I’ve seen a set in one of the catalogs that I get and it kind of looks like your profile. I really like the look – if you didn’t use the box making jig – how did you achieve that profile? It’s a winner.

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

View davidtheboxmaker's profile

davidtheboxmaker

373 posts in 2549 days


#4 posted 02-02-2008 11:00 AM

Nice box – I too would like to know how you cut the profile.

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2618 days


#5 posted 02-02-2008 12:55 PM

Wow! this one’s beautiful.

View Colin's profile

Colin

244 posts in 2664 days


#6 posted 02-02-2008 01:09 PM

Very nice, I like your side profile, I think it works well, what thickness of wood did you start with and what is the thickness at the thinnest part? The little feet work well for me too.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19693 posts in 2595 days


#7 posted 02-02-2008 01:25 PM

Beautiful job. Nice wood.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2566 days


#8 posted 02-02-2008 02:03 PM

This is a real nice box. I really like the walnut burl in the top. It really contrasts well with the mahogany.

I wish those of you who make boxes would stop posting them, however. My woodworking life was just fine until I started seeing all these box posts and now I realize how much I have been missing by not doing boxes.

This just gives me something else to add to my ever growing list of planned projects.

Thanks for the post it was really inspirational.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2904 days


#9 posted 02-02-2008 02:40 PM

beautiful design.. gorgeous box

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View Critterman's profile

Critterman

597 posts in 2554 days


#10 posted 02-02-2008 02:53 PM

Wow, what a great box…love that sapale, doing a project in it myself right now, but it can be a bear to work with sometimes :>) Beautiful box.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15777 posts in 2962 days


#11 posted 02-02-2008 04:51 PM

Great form and wood selection! A+ box!

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

View dewoodwork's profile

dewoodwork

154 posts in 2700 days


#12 posted 02-02-2008 06:05 PM

Thanks for the comments friends. I didn’t do anything on the interior other than the same finish as the exterior. The profile was made mostly at the table saw. A carefully planed cove cut and bevel cut create the top portion. The lower portion was made with a core box bit and shallow bevel cut at the table saw.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

View Davesfunwoodworking's profile

Davesfunwoodworking

272 posts in 2619 days


#13 posted 02-02-2008 10:53 PM

What a great project. You rock! Your such a great craftsman. Fine job, great box. Keep up the great work.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

View lclashley's profile

lclashley

244 posts in 2858 days


#14 posted 02-03-2008 06:38 AM

Great work dewayne!

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5365 posts in 2821 days


#15 posted 08-23-2008 07:11 PM

beautiful…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase