Walnut/Cedar Keepsake Box

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Project by Bstrom posted 09-24-2020 10:58 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another early attempt at making something more refined – while also having fun making bookmatched Cedar panels. The heart shape is what makes this otherwise simple box a little more interesting. It became a gift to my DIL on their 6th wedding anniversary. Nothing fancy…

-- Bstrom

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 11:08 PM

yes, the bookmatched lid does make it special

-- 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 09-25-2020 12:28 AM

Looks very nice, great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 12:35 AM

Unusual wood combo, it looks GREAT!
Love the bookmatched cedar. Great gift and nice build!

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 12:55 AM

Nice book match and grain looks good. Good Job

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#5 posted 09-25-2020 02:22 AM


-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 09-25-2020 09:30 AM

Nice gift, well done

-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-25-2020 01:37 PM

Very Nice Contrast of wood, nice design and great job.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 09-25-2020 01:59 PM

Thanks all – got a nice pile of short but wide Cedar trunk planks from my sawyer for a bargain, just $10. Will be looking into more boxes with this great species during the winter months. Bookmatching this wood is full of surprises and really make such personal items more interesting.

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 09-25-2020 03:30 PM

Love that Cedar panel. I’m not sure I wouldn’t have shown the Rorschach blot side though. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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