keepsake box

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Project by breadly posted 01-27-2012 03:15 AM 1549 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m having a lot of fun digging through old pictures to post up some of the things I’ve made!

This is a Peruvian Walnut and Birdseye Maple keepsake box I built for Wifey as a Fifth Anniversary present. interestingly (at least to me) I had bought the piece of Birdseye the previous year while was constructing her tack box for the 4th anniversary and it took me over a year to get around to using it for something.

Simple splined miter construction with a grooved inset for the top and base. Both maple panels are milled from the same piece using my table saw (yikes!) as I don’t yet have a bandsaw. Hardware is from “Woodcraft” store. Feet are cut from scraps of walnut. Finish is a satin wipe-on poly.

Wifey seemed to like it, so I must have done OK…

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 03:27 AM

This sure is an elegant box, nicely done. I like the spline contrast.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 03:41 AM

Gorgeous box, great splines

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 07:47 AM

Love the contrast of woods great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 02:37 PM

what an awesome box and wood combo. beautiful spline accents

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 03:13 PM

It’s a beautiful box and very stylish. it’s done very nicely.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 06:41 AM

Great looking box and nice use of contrast with the splines. I really like it

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 05:13 PM

Great job the wood looks great together.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 12:03 PM

Handsome box, would make anyone proud to own.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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