Keepsake Box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 04-16-2017 06:37 PM 1552 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keepsake box made from curupay and spalted Tamarind.The finish is semi-gloss lacquer. I made this box to use up the last of the nice board of spalted tamarind I had on hand. I had been saving it until the right wood combination could present itself. The bottom of the box is lined with green felt. I chose to use a single decorative hinge as this is what I had on hand. Fun project; nothing fancy from a build standpoint, just letting the wood speak as they are really pretty woods.

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#1 posted 04-16-2017 08:31 PM

Totally new wood to me but I’m in ohio and the wood is speaking loud enough for me to hear and it’s saying good things !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-16-2017 08:42 PM

Like Dick I’ve never before heard of either wood. They are beautiful. You’ve made a wonderful and unique box.

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#3 posted 04-16-2017 09:05 PM

Dgreen, I like the color contrast in the woods you have chosen. I also like the contrast in wood grains with the top that is busy and the sides that have a little less grain pattern. The corner splines and top shadow lines are nice touches. The hinge seems a little too big to be in proportion to a box of this size, but it is a beautiful hinge in its own right. Nice job of fitting all your joints so tightly. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Your photographs do a fine job of showing your work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 04-16-2017 09:34 PM

Some nice pieces of wood put to very good use. I like the larger spline size (larger than I’m used to using, at any rate).

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 04-17-2017 02:53 AM

”...letting the wood speak…”


Beautiful piece.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#6 posted 04-17-2017 12:57 PM

I had “aromatic red cedar and spalted maple” run through y mind when I first saw the pictures, oops!

Those thick splines resemble marble, very nice!

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 02:38 PM


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