walnut keepsake box

  • Advertise with us
Project by grizzman posted 1106 days ago 1723 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a walnut box ive made for a friend , who paid for this project…so yea…the grizzman got a few projects this year that were paid commissions…ill take it…so this box is for his daughter reven, ive made this out of walnut and did i/8 inlays using dogwood…which is a beautiful hardwood that is very white for the most part, but does have some beautiful pink hues to it in certain places…and its very hard…a side story on that in a minute, so i also did wooden hinges again out of curly maple..and the experiment that i did here was put her initial on the top using epoxy , i added the saw dust from the maple to the epoxy and poured it into the place that i routed out by hand…i think it turned out pretty good, but next time if i do this i would use the saw dust from a softer white the maple did not get as fine as i wanted..i used my coffee grinder to get the saw dust i wanted, and it works great, but just needs a softer wood, the hinges are pinned with brass pins., over all i love the box and hope that reven does too…i sealed the project with tung oil…Now the side story about the dogwood, this wood is the hardest wood we have here in Alabama, and i was told by my sawyer that his grandfather would take this wood and make wedges out of them and sell them to the loggers for…yea hard stuff…thanks for taking a look here…grizzman

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

25 comments so far

View Joanne's profile


186 posts in 1793 days

#1 posted 1106 days ago

Nice job and I’m sure she will love it!

-- Joanne, New York,

View ellen35's profile


2556 posts in 2028 days

#2 posted 1106 days ago

Nice work in true Grizzman style. I love the figuring in the wood.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View devann's profile


1735 posts in 1288 days

#3 posted 1106 days ago

Great looking box. That’s a lovely grain pattern swirling around on the top. I bet the lady you made it for will be tickled for years with the work you put into it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View Karson's profile


34852 posts in 2996 days

#4 posted 1106 days ago

Very nice indead. grizz.

Your are getting the touch for boxes.

”With a Flair”

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7462 posts in 1516 days

#5 posted 1106 days ago

Really a beautiful box, Grizz! I like the idea of how you filled in the monogram. That looks great! I am sure she will love it and cherish it all of her life.

Sheila ;)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2269 days

#6 posted 1106 days ago

Beautiful box, Grizz.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View gfadvm's profile


10533 posts in 1286 days

#7 posted 1106 days ago

WHOA Thats pretty fancy for a country boy! Nice job. Inspires me to try the epoxy/sawdust thing.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View LittlePaw's profile


1571 posts in 1674 days

#8 posted 1106 days ago

Lucky girl to get such a nice box. What’s your next project, Grizz?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

View grizzman's profile


6766 posts in 1899 days

#9 posted 1106 days ago

thank you little paw, im now totally engulfed with the bird house contest…its coming along really well…and lots of fun…thanks for the nice comments everyone…its a hot summer here…and im sure glad i have ac…otherwise the shop would be unworkable…grizz

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

View 58j35bonanza's profile


390 posts in 1288 days

#10 posted 1106 days ago

Really nice job. I especially like the hinges.

-- Chuck

View CharlieM1958's profile


15639 posts in 2814 days

#11 posted 1106 days ago

We’ve got Andy boxes, and now we have Grizz boxes!

Very distinctive. Love the inlay.

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

View Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor's profile

Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4928 posts in 1904 days

#12 posted 1105 days ago

Excellent box Griz. I definitely like the wooden hinges and the inlays. Very nice….

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

View lanwater's profile


3072 posts in 1530 days

#13 posted 1105 days ago

That’s a great boxwith a lot of nice touch!

you did a great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View Lenny's profile


1229 posts in 2123 days

#14 posted 1105 days ago

Great looking box Grizz. Lots of nice touches: the inlays, the contrasting corner tips and, for me, especially the wooden hinges.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10850 posts in 1711 days

#15 posted 1105 days ago

good looking box Grizz …. thank´s for the tip on the inlay with glue :-)

take care

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase