Tigre caspi keepsake box

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Project by UnstoppableDrew posted 11-21-2011 04:18 PM 1816 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keepsake box with music movement from the September 2009 issue of Wood Magazine. I layed out the cuts such that the front & sides were cut from a continuous run, so the grain pattern wraps around the box.
Wood is tigre caspi, something I bought a couple years ago because it looked cool, with no idea what I was going to do with it. Feet, bottom & splines are from curly maple. Finished with General’s gel-based urethane topcoat & buffed with steel wool.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 11:33 PM

Beautiful box, well made and amazing wood!
What more to wish for?
I love it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 02:20 AM

Sharp Box, great looking wood with fine craftsmanship make this a real “eye catcher”. The added features give this box style and class, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 02:34 AM

Wow compount angles I bet that was hard!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 02:59 AM

Very smart use of an interesting wood. What tune does it play? :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 03:31 AM

Beautiful grain, nice job!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 08:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

@doncutlip: the compound angles aren’t really. It was built square, then the bevel cut on the table saw after the box was assembled.

@FloridaArt: Greensleeves.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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