keepsake seagull box

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Project by will delaney posted 01-02-2013 03:09 PM 1824 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box that I made for a friend who lives in Portugal that i will be visiting. The Birdseye Maple I choose for the top and bottom have marks that resemble seagulls. It really makes a project special when you can find something in the wood that give you project special meaning or character. In the center of the box is Makore with has a wave like grain pattern. I sanded the box down to 320 grit and finished it with three coats of General Clear Coat. Living on the east coast of the United States and Portugal on the west coast of Europe separated by the Atlantic ocean the seagull on the box give this project and gift a little special meaning.

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Dave Haynes

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 04:55 PM

I love boxes and box making and yours is pretty daggone unique! Great job!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 05:00 PM

Nice work, wood it really pretty as well.

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

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 05:01 PM

That’s a beauty a very unique design.

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 10:07 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 02:44 PM

Nice looking box! Like the grain on the wood and shape which makes it special and unique.


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will delaney

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 03:04 PM

Thanks for all the complements!

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 08:22 PM

Beautiful box! I guess you could call that bird’s-eye maple, seagull maple!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Edward E Nock II

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#8 posted 01-05-2013 07:50 PM

A Sea Gull Box??? OH, I see it !!!!!! It’s beautiful !! You can’t take your eyes off it. Great work!!!

Ed Nock


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