Keepsake Box

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Project by SawDustKing posted 684 days ago 972 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These photos were taken in Kuwait while I was deployed in 2011. It’s a keepsake box I made for my 5 year old daughter for Christmas. It’s made from walnut and maple which are two of my favorite contrasting species of woods. I designed this box on the fly which features spline miter joints, sliding dovetail lid, and a heart inlay. I covered the bottom of the box with felt as well as floated it to allow for expansion. I finished it with mineral oil due to limited resources, but it turned out fairly well and was a fun build. You can also view my project here.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#1 posted 684 days ago

That’s a mighty pretty box. Congratulations.


-- 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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#2 posted 684 days ago

Beautiful box. I love Walnut. I’ll bet your daughter will keep it forever.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 684 days ago

Beautifull box! Love how you treated the lid corners. Im sure she just loves it!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 684 days ago

Just beautiful! I know one little girl who was ticked pink when she received it. Thank you for your service. Stay safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 684 days ago

I bet she was very happy getting the best gift ever

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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