Rustic Treasure Box

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Project by whitedog posted 10-01-2010 09:54 PM 2181 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another kinda large box for me , 14 1/2×7 1/2×5 1/2. I try and keep my boxes a little smaller I think they fit better on shelves better and friendlier to pick up. The reason I made this one is because a lady bought another box of mine at a gallery I had it at and wanted another one similar in size and style. I didn’t have any of that wood left so I dug around and found this Red Wood from an old potting bench and a piece of Cypress from a firewood pile I helped myself to. This is not a style of box I though I would have returned to but for money its not so bad. I’m very impressed with how smooth the Cypress sands to it feels like glass.

I used Malachite and red Coral for the inlay. Also replaced a knot that fell out with a piece of Manzanita burl.

Please take a look and let me know what you think… it’s ok to be critical I’m not that attached to it.

Thanks Paul

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 10:47 PM

Great looking box. What tool do you use to cut out for the penny inlay?

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 10:53 PM

I like it. Anytime we create something it should always have a special place in our memory..some more than others…but is is something we create and put our skills and effort into it.

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 11:06 PM


For inlaying the penny’s I use a 3/4 Forstner Bit.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 01:33 AM

I like the hinge,, it took me a little while to figure out what I was looking at and how it worked,, great idea

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 01:42 AM

Thanks Paul. I have heard of this as a way to date a piece and love it. I’ll prolly start incorporating this technique in most of my work.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 03:09 AM

What a great idea. I like the reuse of the wood, the colors look great also. But I really like the penny inside

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 03:53 AM

Whitedog, you’re a mad dog, but it works. Another signature original, very cool…..........

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 10:39 PM


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 07:06 PM

Cool Box!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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