Keepsake Box

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Project by SteveTaylor posted 01-30-2013 01:20 AM 1402 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a keepsake box I made for my daughter’s friend for Christmas, slightly modified from the one called a “Curved Treasure Box” on the Woodsmith Shop. Made of Tazalam (Mayan Walnut?) for the body, and Paduck for the sides.

Finished with Danish Oil, then 10 coats of hand-applied lacquer. The lacquer was rubbed out with sandpaper up to 2000 grit, then pumice, rottenstone, then finally Turtle Wax auto polish. The ends are joined to the body with dowels and epoxy.

-- "I learn more from my mistakes than my I learn quite often."

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 01:25 AM

Nice box but the photos are really dark..making it difficult to see.

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 02:00 AM

Nice woods and great finish. My favorite pic is the last one where it’s velcro’d to the wall. LOL

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

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 02:05 AM

Very nice box great job.

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 03:15 AM

Looks like you’ve got a very nice finish on it.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 04:32 AM

Awesome finish, beautiful box

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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