Walnut Keepsake Box

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Project by ejv posted 08-29-2008 09:29 PM 2520 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is 1/2” walnut roughly 12” x 8” x 4” finished with Tung oil and wax. It was built as a gift for friends that just had their second child so that they will have a place for all of the keepsakes collected in the years to come.

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#1 posted 08-29-2008 09:32 PM

This is a beautiful box that will make a fine gift. It has nice simple lines and you did an excellent job on bringing out the beauty of the walnut.

Nicely done!!!

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#2 posted 08-29-2008 10:06 PM

Very nice design, Tight Joinery and a great looking finsih. What’s not to like?

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#3 posted 08-29-2008 10:19 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 08-29-2008 10:22 PM

How did you do the cove?

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#5 posted 08-29-2008 10:34 PM

That’s my kind of box! Great job.

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#6 posted 08-29-2008 10:38 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Slacker, the coves were done on the table saw feeding the material at an angle across the blade.

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 11:29 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 08-30-2008 12:14 AM

Very fine looking.


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#9 posted 08-30-2008 12:26 AM

Now that is one sweet Walnut box : ) Grain and color are beautiful !!!

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#10 posted 08-30-2008 12:33 AM

It appears to be flawlessly executed. I really like the design. It will make a great gift that will be cherished always.

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#11 posted 08-30-2008 01:21 AM

Beautiful box, I am sure they love it

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#12 posted 08-30-2008 03:49 AM

Very nice box. The joints look great. Looks like it will hold things for a long time to come.

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#13 posted 08-30-2008 09:06 AM

Very nice, good job


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#14 posted 08-30-2008 11:57 AM

Very nice looking box, and the walnut is awesome. Very good build

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#15 posted 08-30-2008 07:01 PM

very nice boxe.

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