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Project by Edward83 posted 09-13-2010 06:27 PM 2284 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a carved keepsake box made from red oak and bubinga, It was really an experiment in colors that I thought turned out really well. The inside is lined with bubinga and crushed velvet on the bottom. Hinges are brass and the finish is shellac. Lots of hand sanding goes into these types of boxes but I love the look it gives the grain so I think it’s worth it. Thanks for looking!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 07:42 PM

This is a beautifull box.
I love the color of the wood. The grain on the mitters is ligned up perfectly.

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 07:54 PM

A very nice box Edward… The wood combination is excellent and your sculpting really adds a nice touch.

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 11:13 PM

Wonderful job, love the wood

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 11:54 PM

Superb Job, Edward!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 02:07 AM

another excellent box. I had to keep looking at the photos of the open box to appreciate how the grain of the oak was aligned. It kept throwing my eyes off and I saw the top as skewed, but its not. Great color match. You have more patience than me to do all of that hand sanding! Thanks for sharing. Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 09-14-2010 04:44 PM

Nice! Love your design and wood, great job…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 09-14-2010 09:51 PM

Gorgeous box, a work of art, almost, no it is a piece of sculpture, and is very Beautiful, it begs to be touched. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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