Memory Box of Marblewood

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Project by shopmania posted 07-15-2012 06:28 PM 1609 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for our German exchange student as a going away gift before she went home. Gesa was with us for a year, and we are really going to miss her! The box is made of marble wood. I was pretty pleased with how the wrapped grain came out. The lid inset is 1/4” ply with a walnut burl veneer on the outside, and straight cut walnut veneer on the inside. It has a piano hinge with a brass chain to limit lid opening. It is finished with about 10 coats of gloss lacquer. I chose not to put flocking inside b/c the grain looked good on the inside too, and I didn’t want to cover it. I made her some slimline pens in assorted hardwoods, on for each of her family members. Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 06:40 PM

Very nice box- great gift. Nice pens to go with it. I can see why you would not want to hide the beautiful grain in that box!!

I’ll be you miss her!!!!!!!!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 09:00 PM

That Is Beautiful! and what a wonderful gift I am sure she will cherish it!
Nice Job. Now the family will be fighting over who gets which Pen!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 08:29 PM

Nice job! I have some Marblewood collecting dust while I was trying to figure what to do with it. Now I have some ideas!

-- Roger

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 05:24 PM

Very nice! And what a great gift, she will always have something to remember you and your family.

-- Janice

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