Keepsake Box

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Project by SteveTaylor posted 444 days ago 707 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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 444 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#2 posted 444 days ago

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 444 days ago

Very nice box great job.

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#4 posted 444 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 444 days ago

Awesome finish, beautiful box

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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