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Stunning Maple and Wenge Keepsake Box

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Project by dewoodwork posted 04-27-2020 01:22 PM 1295 views 13 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This beautiful keepsake box features figured maple and wenge. Luxurious hand rubbed oil and polyurethane finish and velour fabric bottom. The lid is hinged with brass pins and designed to rest on the back of the box when open. For such a small project this box has some significant challenges for a woodworker. I am absolutely thrilled with how these turned out.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 04-27-2020 01:30 PM

Stunning is a good description. Elegant would also do in a pinch. Very nice work!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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dewoodwork

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#2 posted 04-27-2020 02:02 PM



Stunning is a good description. Elegant would also do in a pinch. Very nice work!!

- EarlS

Thank you. She’s also been refereed to as sexy but I don’t want to seem over zealous.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 02:04 PM

Beautiful box and a great design, plus great cratsmanship A+++

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 02:17 PM

Nice design features all around. Maple and wenge looks like a great combo. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 04-27-2020 02:29 PM

I agree, nice combo of woods and the design is sweet!
Great little box.
thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#6 posted 04-27-2020 02:30 PM

Nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-27-2020 02:40 PM

Outstanding workmanship and stunning combination of materials. The design is wonderful as well.

-- Calgary Bill

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#8 posted 04-27-2020 03:17 PM

Loved the pivot hinges for the top… adds character and functionality. Beautiful wood grain and color, the finish is impressive looks smooth as glass. Love the graceful arches and lines in this piece including the beveled lid. On the side panels, did you just shape those by hand ?

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#9 posted 04-27-2020 03:56 PM

INSPIRATIONAL….as are all of your projects, Dewayne. Thank you so much!

-- Don in Mountain City. Texas

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#10 posted 04-27-2020 04:31 PM

id say all the comments made pretty much describe it,beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 04-27-2020 04:37 PM

Well done – it oozes class and grace.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#12 posted 04-27-2020 05:30 PM

Nice box, the lines are perfect, and what a great mix of woods.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 04-27-2020 05:56 PM

Great design with simple, yet well placed design features. I like the way the lid lift rests in the front panel arch. Typical approach is a notch, but the arch is something I haven’t noticed before on other boxes.

Well done Dewayne!

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#14 posted 04-27-2020 06:28 PM

Very attractive piece.
Is the lid actually going inside the box or is it barely catching the sides and front?

-- "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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dewoodwork

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#15 posted 04-27-2020 10:45 PM



Loved the pivot hinges for the top… adds character and functionality. Beautiful wood grain and color, the finish is impressive looks smooth as glass. Love the graceful arches and lines in this piece including the beveled lid. On the side panels, did you just shape those by hand ?

- psully

The profile of the sides was created at the table saw buy running the stock threw on edge and the blade tilted to 9 degrees. Same method for the components of the lid but with different angles.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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