Sculpted Pine Keepsake Box

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 11-16-2012 09:47 PM 1396 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I continue to be amazed at how box building can be such a skill challenge. In my case I seem to improve on some things and possibly regress on others. This box is made from radiatta pine. Size is 12” x 8” x 7”h. The lid is hinged on a 3/16” brass pin concealed under flat grain tapered plugs. The lift out tray is made from 1/4” thick material milled from the same board. The box bottom is 1/4” pine ply, and the tray bottom is 1/8” Baltic birch ply. The tray and box bottoms are lined with black felt. The finish is stain, three coats of brush-on shellac, then paste wax. This one doesn’t have a home yet, but with all the kids and grandkids coming for Thanksgiving, maybe someone will take it home.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 09:50 PM

Very artistic and unique! Anyone should appreciate such a nice box.

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 09:54 PM

You continue to make great progress on these. Great job.

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

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 09:56 PM

man grand daddy, you nailed this one, its a beauty, i love this…yea just do a eny miny Moe…i will let this box go, to which child i dont know, but eny miny Moe…griaa

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 10:44 PM

Nice work on these boxes!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 03:42 AM

Had to look up RADIATTA PINE as I am a pine freak .
Awesome box and if there are no takers to give it a home send it to me I pay for shipping .
Love that wonderful box .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 01:27 PM

I’m sure they will be fightin over it… Nicely done

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

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 01:49 PM

Both of these boxes are up to your standards. You certainly make that pine special with your carving skill.

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

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