Elephant keepsake box

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Project by Crooks posted 06-27-2018 12:43 AM 1075 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry, oak and poplar wood. Elephant cutout for decoration. A gift for a friend who loves elephants and has an Asian decor. I thought the Chinese symbol for elephant was a helpful touch. I hope the character really does mean elephant, if not it looks good from my house.

-- Crookswoodenworks

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 05:10 AM

First of all – very nice choice of woods. Also -some great various details on box . top, corners, side…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-27-2018 07:11 AM

Crooks, I like this box. It is a nice, straightforward design. The box corners look clean and tight. The chamfered edges really add to the look and keep it from looking clunky. Good call there. It would have been nice to see the inside of the box. The minimalist elephant carving moves the box up a notch as well. What did you carve the elephant with…CNC? Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 11:51 AM

I used a scroll saw to cut out the elephant

-- Crookswoodenworks

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 03:08 PM

Elegant Elephant Box.. I love the inlay and the box top, those are beautiful design ideas. I like the lines of the box too, this give it a very clean look. You sure have a talent for working with your hands. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 06-27-2018 03:38 PM

Great work with the scroll saw. Nice project

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#6 posted 06-27-2018 06:30 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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