Keepsake boxes with handcarved inlays

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Project by VernG432 posted 03-28-2020 05:02 AM 659 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Kids love to collect ‘stuff’ special to them and they need to store the ‘stuff’ in something. I made the 3 walnut boxes for triplett 9 yr old boys. Curly maple box for a special 10 yr neighbor girl. Oil based poly only. 6 coats. Struggled with applying poly whilst in a 52 deg garage, ended up thinning all but the 5th coat. I love woodcarving, found at an estate sale the perfect size balanced metal dental mallet. A friend laser burned names. The carved oak leaf and the 3 carved crosses have very special meaning to me and the children. I didnt want to make a box for a child, it had to be one that they would treasure as an adult, as well.

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 05:51 AM

Very nice, Kids should cherish them for a long time.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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