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Project by BalloonGuy posted 309 days ago 725 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother-in-law turned 77 this week, and my wife suggested a small box. (Mary loves any little box with a lid.) We went looking for a nice blank and found this little 2×4x4 figured walnut block. Not tall enough to make a lid from the same piece (plus, there was some checking to deal with), so I took a piece of the curly maple I’ve been having such fun with lately (see the previous project) and turned a simple lid.

The contrast of the two woods was a bit much, so we added the walnut button to the top. Sanded to 600#, then wiped with Danish oil and buffed on the wheel. I hope she likes it!

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 309 days ago

I’m absolutely certain she will. That is simply beautiful. Very finely done, and I love the wonderful finish.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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deon

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#2 posted 309 days ago

I’m sure she will, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 309 days ago

Absolutely a perfect box for anyone.A real charmer.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 309 days ago

Beautiful work, she’ll Love it!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 309 days ago

That’s as clean as a whistle. Nice beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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cajunpen

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#6 posted 308 days ago

Excellent box. The woods contrast perfectly and the grain in both is really nice. She should really love it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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BalloonGuy

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#7 posted 306 days ago

Gave it to her today, and it was a day-brightener. Thanks to all the LJs for your compliments. I’ve seen your work, and I aspire to the beauty that you all create. Keep turning!

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 304 days ago

It’s a beauty! Gorgeous walnut that goes perfectly with the maple. Beautiful shape and awesome finish. Excellent turning piece!

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