Walnut Bible Box

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Project by Greg3G posted 06-01-2012 10:24 PM 2806 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a wedding gift for my oldest nephew and his new wife. I also had made a small Wenge and Zebra wood box that he had used to giver her his great grandmother’s diamond. Sorry, can’t find the pictures of that one. He also used that same box to hold the rings during the wedding.

The box is built out of solid walnut with mitered corners and dovetail keys. I did not line the bottom, but did put an inscribed Bible in the box.

The finish is amber shellac base followed with a final coat of wax.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 10:33 PM

Beautiful box and a wonderful Book to give. Great job, Greg.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 10:45 PM

Really nice work Greg.
That is an heirloom.

(I’ve been seeing a lot of new members. You are an “old salty dog” my friend.)

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 10:57 PM

It’s good to be getting back in the shop again. Been out due to health reasons and then a shop move. Starting to get back in the swing of things again.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 12:02 AM

Good to see you getting back into the shop. Very nice looking box and sure to be passed down for quite awhile.


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

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 02:04 AM

Very elegant box!!

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

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 06:08 AM

Great job, very nice box.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 06-02-2012 07:11 AM

WOW, that’s a really great looking box!

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#8 posted 06-02-2012 08:23 AM

Hi Greg,

That is a beautiful box, and gesture.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-08-2019 05:53 PM

What a beautiful box. Very classic and elegant! May I ask what router bits you used on the top and base? Thank you, Steve

-- Steve

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