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Project by Rich1955 posted 01-27-2020 10:18 PM 787 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this keepsake box for my son’s birthday.
the sides are made of Leopard Wood, and the top, front, and back are Birdseye Maple.
The Maple has a light coat of dye and the finish is Lacquer.
The plans were from Woodsmith Magazine, and it was fun to build!

-- Rich





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-27-2020 10:31 PM

Very attractive piece.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 01-27-2020 11:20 PM

Good looking box – love the curved lid and angles on the ends – nice touch

-- 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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MrWolfe

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#3 posted 01-28-2020 12:55 AM

Beautiful choice of wood. I love all the little details.
Sweet box. I’m sure your son will treasure it.
Jon

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#4 posted 01-28-2020 12:55 AM

Beautiful box Rich. I love the mix of leapard wood and Birdseye. A overall great job.

-- AJ

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#5 posted 01-28-2020 01:53 AM

Very nice box, very nice use of beautiful wood. Nice gift.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-28-2020 04:28 AM

Nice looking box, beautiful woods. How did you achieve the domed top?

-- Think safe, be safe

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#7 posted 01-28-2020 08:39 AM

Cant go wrong with leopardwood! I would also like to know how you curved the top?

I like the “stepped” sort of handle design too.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#8 posted 01-28-2020 10:41 AM

Beutiful box! love the lid and choice of materials.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 01-28-2020 11:59 AM

The curves on this box really do make the wood choices look spectacular! Love it.

-- Tom, Adams, TN

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 01-28-2020 01:38 PM

Beautiful box, excellent wood combinations and a beautiful design.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Rich1955

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#11 posted 01-28-2020 02:34 PM


Nice looking box, beautiful woods. How did you achieve the domed top?

- therealSteveN


The domed top on this box was made by first cutting the corners on the table saw to remove most of the waste. Then i used a low angle block plane to to create the curve. After that i sanded through the grits for the final finish. You have to take very light passes with the block plane to avoid tearout.

-- Rich

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pottz

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#12 posted 01-28-2020 06:58 PM

beautiful box love the wood choice and your finish came out fantastic.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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VernG432

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#13 posted 02-05-2020 02:06 PM

Rich, absolutely beautiful. I’m particularly impressed with your hand-craftmanship in creating the dome. How many applications of the light dye to the lid? Vern

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Rich1955

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#14 posted 02-05-2020 05:52 PM



Rich, absolutely beautiful. I m particularly impressed with your hand-craftmanship in creating the dome. How many applications of the light dye to the lid? Vern

- VernG432


Just one, Its just enough to bring out the figure of the birdseye maple.
I’m glad you like it!

-- Rich

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