Retirement Gift for Friend

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Project by rtbrmb posted 09-23-2015 11:31 PM 2049 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this walnut box for a friend that was retiring. It is ~13” long & ~6” wide. The lid is walnut burl.

The front piece with the great lakes relief was a small figured scrap that I had saved for years. All of the carving was done with my CNC router. I tried to border the lid & front piece with epoxy colored green for an accent. The bottom is aromatic cedar.

I finished it with a coat of G.F. seal-a-cell and multiple coats of G.F. arm-r-seal.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 01:19 AM

Very Cool! Love the lakes! Beautiful box!

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 01:21 AM

Beautiful box. I love the great lakes in blue.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 02:47 PM

Can’t wait to get my CNC, good job!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 11:09 AM

Great job on the box! Glad to see you included the ‘rest’ of Michigan!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 01:03 AM

This is just gorgeous. I love the lakes. Great and beautiful work.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 10-20-2016 07:41 PM

nice work

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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