Keepsake Box

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Project by Iggy2000 posted 06-05-2020 01:58 AM 1251 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a ‘keepsake box’ for my nephew’s newborn son but my comfort zone is smaller bandsaw boxes. I had a slab of walnut in the garage that someone gave me (last photo) that I suspected would have some pretty spectacular grain if I could figure out how to use it efficiently. The front and back panels are quilted maple. Second to the last photo shows the top as I’m applying the first coat of finish (Minwax wipe-on satin poly). I did get a little bandsaw work in to curve the sides etc so I guess it’s a bit of a hybrid.

-- Phil

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#1 posted 06-05-2020 02:02 AM

That’s a good looking box. Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 06-05-2020 02:30 AM

Beautiful box! I love the grain.

-- Jared, Diy Minded

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 04:47 AM

Keepsake for sure!
Beautiful heirloom for generations to come.
Great box.

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#4 posted 06-05-2020 10:34 AM

great lumber combo – they compliment each other to the max and a really nice design and build

-- 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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#5 posted 06-05-2020 12:07 PM

Love the figure in the Walnut it’s a really great keepsake for sure

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#6 posted 06-05-2020 12:54 PM

Fantastic wood combination. Nice design too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 06-05-2020 01:49 PM

Amazing grain in that walnut.

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#8 posted 06-05-2020 01:54 PM

I like simplicity in a piece like this. Quiet curves and allowing the beauty of the wood not be lost in too much intricacy… catching the eye without demanding to be noticed.
A lovely box Phil.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#9 posted 06-05-2020 03:06 PM

beautiful with simple clean lines that let the beauty of the wood shine.excellent job.

-- 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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#10 posted 06-05-2020 09:05 PM

Looks like you just got up on your feet, and walked away from your comfort zone. Nice steps.

Nice box, that wood is just sick. Love it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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