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African Padauc Small keepsake box

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Project by snoman1973 posted 266 days ago 708 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small keepsake box was cut from a chunk of African padauc I bought at our local Woodcraft store. The chunk was originally a turning blank for a bowl, but I went at it with the bandsaw to get the pieces you see in picture 3. The legs are Ash wood stained with a gun-stock orange stain to better blend with the padauc. The lid handle and underside centering pieces (those are shown in picture 6) are the bead my father had cut off an old tongue and groove board to use on another project and had scrapped them. I dug them out to use for this box and, since I’m not sure what wood they are, (hangs head) I decided to stain them with the same gun-stock orange stain. Originally I was going to put a rear hinge on the lid then realized that would have made it look like a toilet seat lid ….so yeah…scrapped that idea. :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....





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stan

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#1 posted 266 days ago

Great looking box. The scroll work gives it a nice touch

-- I Saw What I See

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 266 days ago

Great 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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#3 posted 266 days ago

totally unique design,super job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 266 days ago

It’s a very unusual design and the wood looks great. You did a real nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#5 posted 266 days ago

Colours are great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 266 days ago

That’s incredible! Such a quality work!

-- "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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#7 posted 266 days ago

Nice lil keepsake box…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Rick

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#8 posted 264 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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snoman1973

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#9 posted 264 days ago

thank you all. I really a appreciate the compliments !!

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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#10 posted 262 days ago

Great looking box! Like the unique design especially the legs. The scroll work makes great accents. Well done!

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