Walnut keepsake box

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Project by AGolden posted 02-15-2022 09:23 PM 759 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Peruvian Walnut keepsake box with a bracket foot base. I used Bruso stop hinges and made the little brass tab for the lid myself out of some brass bar stock. the box is about 17” long, 11” wide, and 3” tall. finished with shellac

I cut the bracket foot out with a scroll saw and mitered the pieces together, I used tiny glue blocks to reinforce the miters

I shaped the rounded sides of the box with a hand plane, I had never done this before so I made a prototype with pine and poplar which now lives in my shop as extra storage

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#1 posted 02-15-2022 09:54 PM

That is some beautiful walnut! Nicely done.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 02-16-2022 12:48 AM

I agree, that is a beautiful design and a beautiful box.

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#3 posted 02-16-2022 01:55 AM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 02-16-2022 02:20 AM

Looks great. Good idea making the prototype… which also looks good.

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#5 posted 02-16-2022 02:34 AM

Beautifully done. I like the brass tab for the lid lift.

And, at first I thought the candles were part of the project – the camera angle got me!

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#6 posted 02-16-2022 08:28 AM

Love the depth of the Walnut, Absolutely love the feet, and rounding the sides with a plane is off the hook. nice work.

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#7 posted 02-16-2022 07:02 PM

That is one beautiful box!!

Cheers,, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-16-2022 10:40 PM

Well done! Should be a DT3

-- Petey

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#9 posted 02-16-2022 11:06 PM

Excellent work. But have you thought about finishing the interior? It needs a felt liner &/or a tray &/or a lid mirror, just something, to finish it off. The outside makes a beautiful promise that the bland interior fails to deliver. Perhaps a medallion on the underside of the lid? Very good work though.

I see a thin dark line around the top of the base. It’s a great detail, but it can’t quite figure what it is. Did you sandwich a thin layer or is it a groove, or … ?

Walnut is so pretty. I accent the variegated features. Nice stuff.

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#10 posted 02-16-2022 11:32 PM

Very clean box.
I really like how the rounded box portion sits on the base.
They go together perfectly.
Great finish, both inside and out.

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