Keepsake Box

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Project by SergeantSawDust posted 06-07-2012 05:33 PM 2130 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These photos were taken in Kuwait while I was deployed in 2011. It’s a keepsake box I made for my 5 year old daughter for Christmas. It’s made from walnut and maple which are two of my favorite contrasting species of woods. I designed this box on the fly which features spline miter joints, sliding dovetail lid, and a heart inlay. I covered the bottom of the box with felt as well as floated it to allow for expansion. I finished it with mineral oil due to limited resources, but it turned out fairly well and was a fun build. You can also view my project here.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 06:06 PM

That’s a mighty pretty box. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 08:37 PM

Beautiful box. I love Walnut. I’ll bet your daughter will keep it forever.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 10:59 PM

Beautifull box! Love how you treated the lid corners. Im sure she just loves it!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 02:24 AM

Just beautiful! I know one little girl who was ticked pink when she received it. Thank you for your service. Stay safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 05:52 AM

I bet she was very happy getting the best gift ever

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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