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Butternut Keepsake Box

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Project by DustySocksWorkshop posted 12-15-2020 06:18 PM 697 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box made with butternut (AKA white walnut) from a local sawyer. Miter keys, top insert, bottom insert and hinge made from black walnut. Finished with three coats of wipe-on polyurethane. Neodymium magnets installed for positive closure. Interior of lid upholstered with red velvet.





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 12-15-2020 06:43 PM

Beautiful build!
The woods are great together and the walnut hinge and panel for the lid are really set off by the butternut.
Very cool box.

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 12-15-2020 07:20 PM

What are the dimensions. Looks tallish? I think the widest Butternut I have ever seen was around 6” and usable after bark was gone was like 4” That looks like the Granddaddy of all Butternuts.

Like that hinge.

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DustySocksWorkshop

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#3 posted 12-15-2020 09:50 PM



What are the dimensions. Looks tallish? I think the widest Butternut I have ever seen was around 6” and usable after bark was gone was like 4” That looks like the Granddaddy of all Butternuts.

Like that hinge.

- therealSteveN

I believe the box is around a 5 inch cube. I was just working with what I had on hand and didn’t actually measure anything, per se. the original board was 8.5 inches wide.

Thanks on the hinge! It was a leftover from one of my other projects (crayon boxes). It definitely sets the box apart.

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DustySocksWorkshop

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#4 posted 12-15-2020 09:53 PM


Beautiful build!
The woods are great together and the walnut hinge and panel for the lid are really set off by the butternut.
Very cool box.

- MrWolfe

Thanks MrWolfe! The lid panel was an offcut from building my son’s crib a couple years ago. It was to short too plane down, but too pretty to throw out.

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BB1

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#5 posted 12-16-2020 02:58 AM

Really nice box. Love the grain wrapping around the corner.

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ellgee

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#6 posted 12-23-2020 11:55 AM

In pic 1 I first noticed your very good grain wrap,
in pic 2 it continued,
but it was the top-panel in pic 3 that blew me away !
Where does one get some of that black walnut ? and/or great job in trimming
whatever you started with, to a marvelous spiral or swirl picture.

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 12-31-2020 11:04 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 12-31-2020 11:34 PM



What are the dimensions. Looks tallish? I think the widest Butternut I have ever seen was around 6” and usable after bark was gone was like 4” That looks like the Granddaddy of all Butternuts.

Like that hinge.

- therealSteveN

Steve, check out this butternut table top. I’ve got more stock about that size, waiting on the right project.

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