Walnut Box

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Project by Chuck posted 09-27-2012 10:35 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from walnut my grandma gave that I mentioned in my blog Wood from the Past
I gave grandma this box for her birthday, I had asked her if there was anything I could make her from the walnut and she didn’t have any thing she wanted built. So I came up the idea to make a box to hold my grandpa’s Bible in. This meant a lot to me since the walnut tree was cut down by grandpa on his farm a long time ago.

I finished the box with boiled linseed oil, 4 coats of shellac and a wax finish.

-- Chuck,

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 11:27 PM

Chuck,nice box,and beautiful walnut.I bet she was really happy,and proud.Love the fact you used wood he cut down,awesome stuff.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 01:33 AM

Chuck, That is a beautiful box and a great story to go with it. She will cherish that box always.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 01:49 AM

Anything for grandma. Beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 03:05 AM

Very nice. Great finish.

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

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 07:25 PM

This is really nice and the walnut is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 09-30-2012 09:13 PM

Thanks guys, it was a fun project,

-- Chuck,

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