Daughter's Keep sake Box

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Project by Rxmpo posted 04-23-2013 04:32 AM 1301 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like I said about my son’s project, this took a long time to determine the design. When my son realized I still hadn’t started this project and questioned me about it, I knew it was time to really start to make this happen. This box is made of curly maple, and veneered top and bottom (don’t know species) with turned handle. My daughter loved a practice piece I made months ago when I first got a lathe, so I thought a turned handle would be something she would love! The handle is in two pieces and was drilled into place using the setting markers from a dowel jig. Splines are walnut. Fun project finished with BLO to make the grain pop. Many new techniques for me used in this project. She LOVED IT!!! Comments welcome…

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 05:40 AM

Michael, I like the wood on this even more than the other. The veneer in the top is very nice.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 09:36 AM

Great work love the handle, and colors. Some great wood.

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

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 10:58 AM

I love the handle too

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 02:07 PM

This is gorgeous Mike. I love the wood combinations and like others, also the turned handle. Your daughter’s expression says it all and your son’s face says a lot about how he cares for his sister. He seems to take joy in her excitement. Truly wonderful keepsake boxes. Careful Mike, box-building is addictive!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 11:32 PM

Nice boxes. Kid’s expressions, priceless!

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#6 posted 04-24-2013 01:42 AM

Beautiful wood choices! Your daughter looks really thrilled with it. The lift/handle is unique and definately adds interest.

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

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 03:34 PM

Those boxes look fantastic! Great wood choice and joinery. Like the pretty handles. Great job!

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 04:37 PM

These boxes are beautiful and 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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#9 posted 07-09-2013 12:18 AM

The darker veneer you used in your box is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve seen. Great looking project.

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