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Gift For Neighbor - Walnut Box

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Project by rtbrmb posted 634 days ago 861 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor was kind enough to give me a huge chunk of walnut from his uncle’s farm. I tried to return the favor and made this box for his wife. The top cap and splines were made out of maple scraps. The bottom of the box & tray are aromatic cedar.

I cut & planed the rabbitts for the sliding tray by hand…not a big deal for most of the woodworkers on this site but a first for me. I pinned the joints w/ 1/8” dowels.

I finished w/5 coats of shellac & rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and clear paste wax.

Thanks for looking.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 634 days ago

Beautiful box

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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patron

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#2 posted 634 days ago

looks great

and a kind gesture
from both of you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dean2336

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#3 posted 634 days ago

have to love that walnut,beautiful wood .also you have agreat neighbor. great work, thank you

-- dean2336,nebr.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 634 days ago

Well done and I’m sure she loves it. Congrats.

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

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woodworm

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#5 posted 634 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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COACHJ

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#6 posted 633 days ago

I want to be your neighbor! :)

-- LIL COACH J

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Skwat

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#7 posted 633 days ago

One of the best things about woodworking is to share your work and enjoy being appreciated for your talents. I’m sure that your neighbour felt you would do his gift of that fine wood justice, and indeed you did… Very nice workmanship. Nice and clean design. Well done.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a frickin genius...

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seriousturtle

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#8 posted 633 days ago

wow, the top’s figure is incredible

-- ~the turtle

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Robb

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#9 posted 633 days ago

I bet your neighbor is glad they gifted you with the walnut! What a great looking box you made…very thoughtful to do that for him and his wife.

-- Robb

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