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Nogal and White Oak Keepsake Boxes

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 07-17-2021 03:41 AM 857 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a couple gift boxes for my best friend’s and her daughter’s birthdays. Boxes are made from Nogal (Peruvian walnut) and white oak. The lids have some incredible figure that I book matched. The smaller one had some bark occlusions that fell out when resawed it to create the book match. So I filled it with a little colored epoxy. The trays have a piston fit and take about 3 seconds to settle to the bottom of the box. The large box is 7” x 11.5” x 5” and the small one is 5’ x 8” x 3”. Finished with a couple coats of Maker Brand Simple Finish (Oil wax blend).

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS





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#1 posted 07-17-2021 11:07 AM

So many nice details! Great projects.

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#2 posted 07-17-2021 11:41 AM

Great looking box. Good lookin mitres.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 07-17-2021 03:53 PM

Great work!
Nice boxes with excellent crisp details.
Well done.

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#4 posted 07-17-2021 04:17 PM

nice boxes, beautiful lumber. really like the handles – cool touch

-- 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 07-18-2021 12:07 AM

Wonderful craftsmanship. I like everything about them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 07-18-2021 03:32 AM

Beautiful work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 07-19-2021 09:49 PM

Really beautiful boxes and the figure is exceptional.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 07-20-2021 03:00 PM

“crappy” lumber cutoffs are so perfect for boxes, plenty of that small scale detail that gets lost when cutting pieces off a larger “perfect” board.

The epoxy fill really looks striking on the lighter oak, thanks for sharing!

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