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Walnut and Maple Keepsake Boxes

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Project by kdc68 posted 07-08-2019 09:35 AM 905 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple keepsake boxes. Both made from walnut and maple. Both have the box joints that join the corners that are an eye catcher because of the laminated stock. The one is from my stash of curly black walnut. Even though this was made from one piece of wood, there’s lots of grain and color variation. The other is a bit unusual with the darker heartwood and creamy sap wood swirled together which complements the quilted maple panel and applied lid pull. Finished with lacquer and lined with ruby red velvet.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once





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drewpy

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#1 posted 07-08-2019 11:12 AM

They both look fantastic. Maple and walnut always look great together, but your creativity put these over the top. Great job!

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

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kdc68

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#2 posted 07-08-2019 11:13 AM



They both look fantastic. Maple and walnut always look great together, but your creativity put these over the top. Great job!

- drewpy

Thanks Drew! Appreciate the compliment!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 07-08-2019 11:22 AM

Nice looking boxes. I might miter the top corners, but I’m not positive I’d like that look better. May have to try it and see. Thanks for getting me thinking!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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kdc68

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#4 posted 07-08-2019 11:30 AM



Nice looking boxes. I might miter the top corners, but I’m not positive I’d like that look better. May have to try it and see. Thanks for getting me thinking!

- Dave Polaschek

Sure thing and thanks

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-08-2019 12:07 PM

Beautiful boxes kdc. The design is over the top and the wood combo is great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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kdc68

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#6 posted 07-08-2019 12:24 PM



Beautiful boxes kdc. The design is over the top and the wood combo is great.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 07-08-2019 02:55 PM

Beautiful work!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 07-08-2019 02:57 PM

both boxes are a fine example imagination and execution and it gives me a couple ideas

Thanks

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Andre

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#9 posted 07-08-2019 04:00 PM

Very unique look, concur with the look and strengh of a mitered and splined corner.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 07-08-2019 05:05 PM



Beautiful work!

- Douglas Bordner

Thanks Douglas

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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kdc68

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#11 posted 07-08-2019 05:06 PM



both boxes are a fine example imagination and execution and it gives me a couple ideas

Thanks

- recycle1943

Thank you!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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kdc68

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#12 posted 07-08-2019 05:06 PM



Very unique look, concur with the look and strengh of a mitered and splined corner.

- Andre

Thanks Andre

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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jeff

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#13 posted 07-08-2019 11:37 PM

Wow they look great.I really like the pulls on the lids.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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kdc68

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#14 posted 07-09-2019 12:24 AM



Wow they look great.I really like the pulls on the lids.

- jeff

Thanks Jeff

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 07-09-2019 12:40 AM

Those are flat out wonderful. Definite winners!

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