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Keepsake Box for Church Auction

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Project by WeekendWoodworking posted 04-26-2019 01:09 AM 480 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Walnut Keepsake Box I made for the annual auction at our church. I made it for our 1st Grade class and their retiring teacher Mrs. Dahlhauser. The box is made from Black Walnut that was harvested from a local tree on a farm north of us. The walnut was air dried to a moisture content of 8-9%.

The Keepsake Box features the first name autographs of the 14 1st graders that I lasered into the bottom of the box along with honoring Mrs. Dahlhauser and the 1st Grade Class in the center.

The box also features lock mitered corners, 4 corner continuous grain matched box and base trim, Brusso Hardware, hand pad applied Shellac finish, hand rubbed/polished and waxed to a satin sheen.

I am happy to say one of the 1st grade parents won the auction, so the box is with a Trinity School family.

-- Steve





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tynewman

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#1 posted 04-26-2019 02:41 AM

Great job. The bottom with the signatures looks very professional.

-- Ty

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WeekendWoodworking

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#2 posted 04-26-2019 03:05 AM

Its a Muse from Full Spectrum Laser. Thanks, Ty

-- Steve

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Jim

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#3 posted 04-26-2019 03:59 AM

A great idea for an auction piece and I like the grain of the wood on the lid. Congrads on a top 3

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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drewpy

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#4 posted 04-26-2019 12:45 PM

Great looking box and it has that special detail. Well done!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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