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Ms Kimiko's box

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Project by freidasdad posted 03-04-2013 03:31 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for Ms Kimiko. When my wife and I went to visit my son in Japan last Oct she was very helpful in arranging for rooms and hotels while we were there. She gave us ideas for places to eat and places to see. She joined us for a few meals and accompanied us for some sight seeing. She’s a beautiful person and this was my way of thanking her for making our trip a little less stressful and much more enjoyable.
The box is made of goncalvo alves and walnut. The trays are mahogany with walnut bottoms. I finished the box with watco danish oil and severl coats of lacquer.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 03:51 AM

Nice work, interesting wood you have used.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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tnwood

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 04:18 PM

Nice box with interesting choices of woods. Plus your thoughtfulness to Ms.Kimiko will be very appreciated I am sure. Good to see someone take the time to properly acknowledge a helpful person.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 04:24 PM

These are very nice and quite beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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freidasdad

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 05:55 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate you’re taking the time to view the post and you’re comments as well. I spent a lot of time on this one as I wanted it to be as perfect as possible. According to my son who presented it to her she was very pleased.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 06:02 PM

Awesome boxes! Beautiful design and wood combo with very clean lines. Well done!

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