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Project by TelescopeMaker posted 12-23-2011 11:36 PM 1172 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A keepsake box for my sister-in-law for Christmas. Made of the same mahogany I used with my first box. Also, black walnut lid with cherry legs. 4” tall, 5 1/2” deep, 10” wide. Walnut pegs are not just decoration. I realized too late that the sides were too thin for biscuits, so I had to turn the pegs. Hinge is 1/16” brass rod.

I love the knots in the mahogany.

Finish is several coats of sprayed on clear glossy lacquer.

-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower





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#1 posted 12-23-2011 11:38 PM

Very nicely done..

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 02:51 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 05:59 AM

Nice design cool box

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 06:40 AM

I am sure it will be loved

-- Norman

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 08:00 PM

Thanks! I’ll be a bit more choosy the next time I buy black walnut though. This piece was a bit lacking in the heartwood department. I’m finding that all those little scraps and end drops I keep are great for small projects like this.

-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower

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