Keepsake Box

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Project by TheBronzeoakleaf posted 01-10-2013 10:46 AM 1262 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my favorites. Started out as a dovetail skill-builder and turned out surprisingly well.

-- Sam

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 12:42 PM

I really like the heavy look feature. You did a beautiful job on the dovetails. I wondered through your website and noticed that your talent went beyond building a small box. You have a beautiful workshop as well and what is the refrigerator for? A place to store small wood pieces of wood I guess? Hah Hah . You have nice furniture pieces there that can be posted on LJ. .. all the best

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 01:27 PM

Very nice box. Great looking dovetails, did you do these by hand?
I like the look of this build, nice bracket feet, they make the box look quite elegant. Is that a clear wipe on oil varnish?
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 04:13 PM

Nice work and great Tails.

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

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 04:30 PM

Welcome Sam glad you could join us :))
This is a super looking box lots of good details and very good workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 05:03 PM

Very nice box. All of it came together really nice!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 05:06 PM

Sam, that’s a nice piece. Those dovetails really stand out.

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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#7 posted 01-10-2013 09:52 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Yes, those are hand-cut dovetails, my first. I use a Veritas dovetail saw and chopped out all the waste with a chisel. I now use a coping saw with the chisel. The finish is Minwax oil-based polyurethane, satin finish, either brushed on full strength or 2/3 poly to 1/3 mineral spirits ragged-on, I can’t remember which.

-- Sam

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#8 posted 01-11-2013 12:47 AM

Nice looking

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#9 posted 01-11-2013 02:01 AM

Very stylish design and beautiful job on those dovetails!

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2013 02:33 AM

Very Classy! Love it !

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 01-11-2013 12:57 PM

Excellent. love the design and finish. great choice of hardware.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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