Keepsake Box

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Project by JeanValjean posted 04-14-2013 08:48 PM 1426 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project while in the middle of a much larger project waiting for glue and finish to dry!!
I just started grabbing small scraps laying around and my only inspiration was a lid design I had seen on here previously.

I didnt copy it completely I added a few different details.

I will add burgundy flocking to the interior once the finish has dried..

Woods are

Sipo (sometimes called Utile)
bottom is hickory and the corners are splined miter joints and the splines are made out of hard maple

-- Semper Fi

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 08:55 PM

Your wood combination goes very well with each other. Good looking box.

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

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 10:32 PM

really nice box, i love the woods you used, ive made handles like that before , i have always liked them…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 12:34 AM

Thanks guys…..
And I notice you two are very fast to post a comment when I share a project…...
I am afraid neither one of you is spending enough time in the shop!!!

-- Semper Fi

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 07:56 AM

Nice design. The grain on the handle really plays with your eye and fools you into thinking it isn’t straight. I like it.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 03:19 PM

very sharp love the colors on the top

-- greg indiana

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 03:39 PM

Very creative and nice use of contrasting woods. Well done.

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 04-15-2013 04:49 PM

Kiefer would like it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 04-15-2013 11:27 PM

Hey Jean, I really like that.
Good job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 04-15-2013 11:37 PM

Boxes rule! As does this one.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#10 posted 04-17-2013 02:47 PM

Wow! Colors are beautiful and the finish is flawless. Like the design especially the handles. Great job!

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