Small keepsake box 2

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Project by Bernard58 posted 09-22-2019 08:24 AM 479 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from European walnut, inside walls painted with milk paint, bottom covered with handmade marbled paper. Lid textured using a gouge and then painted, first with red milk paint and subsequently with turquoise milk paint, followed by light sanding to reveal the first layer. Pull made from afrormosia, dividers from elm.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#1 posted 09-22-2019 10:25 AM

good looking box – seems a shame to paint good wood but this works well, it all has an “I want to have that appearance”

-- 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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#2 posted 09-22-2019 10:26 AM

You do some very fine details. Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#3 posted 09-22-2019 01:15 PM

Nice box, Bernard, definitely got that antique look to it.

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

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#4 posted 09-22-2019 06:41 PM

Home Run right there. You nail details as much as box making skills, great job.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 09-22-2019 11:53 PM

Really like the gouge work and milk paint on the lid. The box has great texture….well done!

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#6 posted 09-23-2019 02:51 PM

Beautiful job, I really like the sanding of the turquise to reveal the red pain underneath.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#7 posted 10-03-2019 08:29 PM

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