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Project by brentmore posted 218 days ago 1188 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My good friend from college is getting married in a couple of weeks and what better way to store his cards and small gifts than a keepsake box. It’s crafted from hard maple (lid), afromosia (bottom) and lychee (body). I picked up the lychee right before we left Hawaii and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. Though it was nothing special when working and sanding, the dramatic figure popped once I applied the shellac and Arm-R-Seal.

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 217 days ago

Great job

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kdc68

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#2 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful !.....Great wedding gift !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Very COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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maplerock

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#4 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful wood! What a great keepsake.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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bugz

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#5 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful wood, great gift. Very nice.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Nazair

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#6 posted 217 days ago

Well done, and that wood does have great figure.

-- Naz

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 217 days ago

Brent,

What a nice wedding gift! The wood is spectacular. Is the lettering laser-engraved?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 217 days ago

Great looking box for the fox… LOL Sorry couldn’t resist. What a beautiful box, love the wood…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TheWoodenBoxes

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#9 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful box and beautiful finish.

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brentmore

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#10 posted 217 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone!

lightweightladylefty, I used my CNC to do the engraving with a v-bit.

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 217 days ago

Very nice.y done—beautiful grain popp.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 217 days ago

Super looking box Brent a very nice gift.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 217 days ago

That is a beautiful box and you did a wonderful job on it.

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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brentmore

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#14 posted 217 days ago

Thanks John, James and Charles,

I’ve got one more 6’ x 8” board of lychee left over. Now that I’ve seen this beautiful figure, I’m excited for the next project. I should have picked up more!

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com

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MitchellS

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#15 posted 216 days ago

Great box, love the wood figure.

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