Bolivian Rosewood Wallet Box

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Project by JoeyG posted 01-08-2013 12:03 PM 1510 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed something to drop my keys and wallet in and I came up with this. It’s a very simple design with Wenge miter keys and a Cedar bottom. It measures about 6X6X4tall. The finish is sprayed on polycrylic.

Thanks for taking a look.

See you next time.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 12:21 PM

I thought about keys hanging on some small rack but this idea with box and to hang it on the wall just crossed my mind.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 12:24 PM

Gorgeous Joey! You do such beautiful work! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 12:48 PM

Nicely done. Looks like it will do the job for sure.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 12:56 PM

Thanks. I really like it. I have one spot on the counter (next to a fish tank :-) ) that I always throw my keys,wallet, packet knife,change and the occasional screw driver or Gerber multi-tool. LOl. I had considered make a key hanging thingy-me-bob so everyone could keep their keys on it, but I know that the chances of even me using it where slim. So I’ve been slowly making boxes for everyone. My wife’s is a really pretty Mahogany one that has a lid and sits up high on a shelf. She says it’s to pretty to scratch up with keys so I still have to find them every morning. I figured if I made a pretty one for myself and showed her it’s okay to beat them up a little, she might start using hers…. We all have our dreams and hopes. LOL.

I hope everyone has had a great start in the new year. I am looking forward to all the great things this year has to offer.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 12:57 PM

Stunning besides a great idea

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 01:38 PM

That grain/s is real nice. Like the Wenge splines also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 01:55 PM

Great looking box. Got to love that Cedar!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 02:30 PM

Great little box!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 03:41 PM

Very nice and useful small box Joey. It is always good to have these to put wallet, keys, spare change and those many miscellaneous items in. I am surprised you did not leave the cedar unfinished to get that nice cedar smell.

Years ago I bought a set of4 teak bowls at a garage sale for $3 and they all get used in differrent areas of the hou se and barn for storing and organizing all those little items. I could not even come close to paying for the wood at that price…but it does not have the same meaning as something I would have made myself.

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 03:44 PM

I usually leave them unfinished if they have a lid. This was such a quick little project, I never even considered it.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 03:44 PM

Nice work Joey.

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 08:28 PM

Absolutely fantastic work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 09:02 PM

Bravo JoeyG, great job. Maybe in the future be able to
reach your skill.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 02:23 AM

That looks handy and you used some beautiful woods that others would have tossed as being too small to be useful.

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

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#15 posted 01-09-2013 05:18 AM

Love the rosewood. I haven’t worked with that yet.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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