Simple and Classic Keepsake Box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 07-26-2013 08:07 PM 1909 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A mesquite keep sake box with simple lines and style. In keeping with the classic beauty of this wood; I wanted the style to be simple. All the checks and knot holes were filled with epoxy and sanded flush before finishing with a clear semi-gloss lacquer. A paste wax was used over the lacquer. The tray and bottom of the box are lined with green felt. The wood was harvested by a rancher friend, on his land in SouthTexas, and has been air dried for about 4 to 5 years.

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 09:34 PM

Classy! The dovetail is very nice! Love all the details! Keep it up!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 10:45 PM

a nice looking classic box

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 10:46 PM

Gotta love it

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

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 10:55 PM

Very nice box. The mesquite is very beautiful too..

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 11:57 PM

nice box well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 01:25 AM

Great looking box, wood grain is beautiful, box joints look great…well done

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 05:41 AM

Nice work,there Mr Green,
Keep cutting it down and sawing it up for boxes, seats and the likes, its yet another noxious weed in Australia,
It is particularly bad in the northern and western regions and joins the ranks of the Camphor Laurel and the likes listed as a weed.

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 07-30-2013 01:56 PM

Great work on that beautiful box. Like the grain patterns of your Mesquite and the great dovetails.

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