African Padauc Small keepsake box

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Project by snoman1973 posted 11-08-2013 02:10 PM 1252 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....;-P

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 02:49 PM

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

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 03:26 PM

Great job

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

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 04:16 PM

totally unique design,super job.

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 04:27 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 09:30 PM

Colours are great too.

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 10:03 PM

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 11-08-2013 11:21 PM

Nice lil keepsake box…

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 06:38 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#9 posted 11-10-2013 06:42 AM

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....;-P

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#10 posted 11-12-2013 03:49 PM

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

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