walnut keepsake box

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Project by grizzman posted 07-12-2011 11:08 PM 1926 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 ...[''''']

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 11:27 PM

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

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 11:34 PM

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

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#3 posted 07-13-2011 12:08 AM

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

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#4 posted 07-13-2011 12:29 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 07-13-2011 12:37 AM

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 ;)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 07-13-2011 01:21 AM

Beautiful box, Grizz.

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#7 posted 07-13-2011 02:45 AM

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

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 02:57 AM

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.

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#9 posted 07-13-2011 03:51 AM

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 ...[''''']

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#10 posted 07-13-2011 04:16 AM

Really nice job. I especially like the hinges.

-- Chuck

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#11 posted 07-13-2011 05:21 AM

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

Very distinctive. Love the inlay.

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

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#12 posted 07-13-2011 06:33 AM

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

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 07:48 AM

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

you did a great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 07-13-2011 12:59 PM

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

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#15 posted 07-13-2011 01:04 PM

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

take care

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