"Baby Box", Birdseye Maple and Honduran Mahogany

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Project by KimAccurso posted 05-17-2019 12:59 PM 871 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I wish I had known these pictures turned out so terrible before I delivered the project! I wanted it in the sun because this mahogany just shimmers in the light. The box measures 10×7x6 and is lined with ivory canvas. I curved the bottom of this one instead of the routed profile I’ve done previously and I like it better. The rattles and toys are maple and cherry, finished in organic flax oil and beeswax and the box is finished with ‘seal-a-cell’ and semi-gloss wipe on poly and waxed. My favorite part of making these boxes is the update I get from whomever requested it when they tell me how much the recipient ‘oohs and awwws’. Call me sappy but I find myself getting a little attached to each of them as I’m putting the whole thing together. Sheesh. ;)

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 01:42 PM

Kim, there is no nobler cause than making babies ohhh and ahhhh.

Nice box.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 01:53 PM

Those turned out great! Keep up the great work.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 02:13 PM

another GR8 box sappy i think the pictures are ok i like the bottom better on this box GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 05-17-2019 03:47 PM

Nice job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 04:20 PM

They’re all beautiful. I know what you mean when you say you get attached to your projects.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 05-17-2019 10:37 PM

Kim, I just love the box and it’s beautiful content….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 11:09 PM

Thanks everyone!
Tony, I do think I’ll use this bottom profile from now on if and when I do this box again.
John, I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets attached to wood. LOL

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 05-18-2019 02:56 PM

Lovely box…I like that top decorations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-18-2019 05:53 PM

Nice work.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 05-18-2019 09:14 PM

Kim, your write-ups are always fun to read. It looks like you have found a nice niche with this line of boxes. I like the way your work keeps evolving in complexity and form. Your attachment to your projects shows that you are doing nice work. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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