Walnut box with attached key bowl

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Project by Durnik150 posted 01-03-2011 04:34 AM 2010 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed a lot of band saw boxes but this one was a little different so I thought I would share it with all my fellow Lumberjocks.

My sister in law asked me to complete a “Man-Box” for her husband. She wanted a dark box that would hold his keys and wallet instead of having them sit out on the counter. She initially chose a design that I really disliked so I dawdled on getting it finished. I eventually convinced her to just let me have a little fun with the design and she agreed.

This little one drawer walnut box was one of the small batch I posted about a year ago but I made a significant modification. I have started turning and was making a small walnut bowl/platter. I realized that they would go very well together so I made a small indentation with a forstner bit and made two separate projects into one!

The box is about 6 1/2 inches square and the platter is about 6” across. The drawer is flocked with brown fibers. Thanks for taking a look!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 04:58 AM

Nice combination and a neat idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 05:28 AM

Great idea! One of those I will have to add to my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 05:43 AM

Nice box, That should make her happy if he’ll use it ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 09:41 AM

Sweet little box.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 10:49 PM

There is alot to like about this box, great design and it is functional – a treasured gift. Well done.

Tony Ward

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 02:23 AM

Great design, love the key dish idea.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 07:01 AM

I like the way this turned out (no pun intended). This should really bowl her over (pun intended!). I like the way the two projects mesh so nicely into one.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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