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Project by LarryL posted 472 days ago 749 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made from some lumber that my cousin gave me several years ago from a Black Walnut tree he had taken down in his yard. I finally got around to paying him back by making his wife this jewelry box, she was thrilled. BTY, this was all made with hand tools except the band saw to resaw.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 472 days ago

wonderful looking box.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 472 days ago

Really nice job.

-- 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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LarryL

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#3 posted 472 days ago

Thank you Jim and Montie always uplifting to have praise from fellow woodworkers.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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BuzzBate

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#4 posted 472 days ago

I love the look of walnut. What did you use to finish it?

I think making something for people from their own trees adds a lot of special value to it. I’m currently drying some cherry that was cut down in my sister-in-law’s yard. Maybe next christmas they will get something nice out of it.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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LarryL

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#5 posted 472 days ago

I used the old standby of equal parts linseed oil, mineral spirits and spar varnish. I agree about adding value and they also get to see what that “woodworking hobby” produces. :-)

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 471 days ago

Beautiful work. Really like the hinges and the “shell” craving on top. It looks great!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 471 days ago

A gorgeous piece of work. Mighty fine hinges, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 470 days ago

Awesome box! Like the gorgeous wood and the wooden hinges, the carving as well. Impressive work!

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MichaelA

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#9 posted 468 days ago

Very nicely done Larry. clean lines. Carving balanced and complements the box. The wood is fabulous and finished nicely. Great gift!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 467 days ago

Very nice! I love the grain.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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