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Project by EthanV posted 635 days ago 2167 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this “treasure box” for my wife our first Christmas together. We had only been dating like four months but I knew she was the one so I wanted to give her something special. This was the first time I worked with inlay and I have not done it since. Not because I did not enjoy it but because I had more time then as a college student home for Christmas.

The box is of walnut with maple and ebony inlay. The sides and top are from one length of walnut which I used because I was particularly fond of the grain pattern. Walnut is also my favorite medium because of the smell. Call me crazy but I love the smell of walnut being milled.

You can see in the open cover a picture of my wife and I on one of our first dates. We went to the park and climbed a tree. She looks at this picture and jokingly refers to us as tree huggers.

-- Woodworking is a lifestyle choice





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ghazard

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#1 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful. Really Beautiful.

Well done.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful box. The inlay is excellent!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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SuburbanDon

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#3 posted 635 days ago

Exceptional !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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RKaste

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#4 posted 635 days ago

Really nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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dnick

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#5 posted 635 days ago

Great work. Just really enjoyed looking at the photos. Thanks for giving us a look.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 635 days ago

Great job Ethan.
Beautiful work.

And welcome to Lumberjocks !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 635 days ago

Ethan,

Spectacular box! And welcome to LJs. We’re anticipating some nice posts from you!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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kiefer

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#8 posted 635 days ago

The love shows .
What a beautiful box and already filled with good memories .

-- Kiefer 松

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MonteCristo

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#9 posted 635 days ago

Good box, nice story !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful work! welcome to LJ ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TomTinkerSum

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#11 posted 635 days ago

Great box! Thanks for sharing the cool story behind the box. Welcome to LumberJocks!!

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 635 days ago

This is amazing! A real beauty!!!! Glad you posted it, I can see why she stayed LOL Congrats!

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

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 635 days ago

”...and the greatest of these is love.” Beautiful story, work, prize.

-- Big Al in IN

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Gshepherd

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#14 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful Box, I am sure it will be cherished always…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 634 days ago

You do realize she was probably going to dump you until she saw that box? That’s enough to change anybody’s mind!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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