Small keepsake box

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Project by Bernard58 posted 09-15-2019 09:02 AM 548 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small keepsake box. Body in European walnut, the inside of which is painted with casein paint, bottom lined with handmade marbled paper. The lid is cherry, treated with shou sugi ban technique (woodburning). The pull is made of white maple.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#1 posted 09-15-2019 11:33 AM

That’s a nice looking box. Good mix of woods and finishing techniques.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-15-2019 01:49 PM

+1 and love the handle

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 09-15-2019 02:41 PM

Very nice. handmade marbled paper?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 09-15-2019 02:41 PM

Wow, awesome details. Love the crackle finish and those subtle details on the handle!

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#5 posted 09-15-2019 04:39 PM

handmade marbled paper?

- Andre

Yes, bought here during a holiday in France (sorry, in French :-))

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#6 posted 09-15-2019 05:36 PM

All the details are very well done and adds to the great quality of the build.
I especially like the subtle curves of the handle and the contrast between it and the lid.
Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 09-15-2019 08:15 PM

Good looking box all around! Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 09-15-2019 09:44 PM

A lot of very nice details go to make for a different kind of box, but an enjoyable one. Please show more of the casein painted bottom. That is an attention grabber.

Thanks for posting.

Ahhh I missed the link above. Wondering if a person could get a nice enough color copy: and use it as a boxes bottom?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 09-16-2019 12:58 AM

Very nice box.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#10 posted 09-16-2019 05:56 AM

Well done! Lots of details.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 09-17-2019 09:50 PM

A very special keepsake box. Beautifully crafted, I a’specially liked the burning effect on the top. I haven’t seen that before, it certainly added a different dimension to the beauty of the box. Thanks for sharing your talent and skill. Joe

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

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