Oak box with figured walnut panel

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Project by Kate posted 03-25-2013 03:41 PM 3324 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father died recently and his sister wanted a box to hold his correspondence. I had this piece of walnut waiting for the proper moment and it seemed like this was the project for it. My Aunt was pleased and I think my father would have been also.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kate,

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 03:43 PM


It looks great. A fitting use of the walnut. The book matching gives a great effect on it.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 03:44 PM

Sorry about your dad…he would be proud to have his papers in such a lovely box.
That walnut is just incredible!
Nice to see you back.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 03:57 PM

So sorry about your father. I agree with Ellen – the box is beautiful. You did a fantastic job.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 08:38 PM

A beautiful correspondence box. I’m sure your aunt will love it.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 08:47 PM

My condolences too. The box is vey beautiful. Excellant craftsmanship

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 12:10 AM

Sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing Kate. The box is a wonderful tribute to him. I’ll join the others in saying that it a stunning piece of walnut, made even more eye-catching by the bookmatch. Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 01:04 AM

My condolences on the loss of your father. You certainly honored his memory with this beautiful box. That bookmatched walnut top is gorgeous!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 01:24 AM

sorry about your dad. This is an absolutely beautiful box and I’m sure it’ll help to carry on his memory.

-- mike c

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 01:30 AM

My condolences on losing your father. The box turned out beautiful.

My father was stationed at Ethan Allen AFB in Winooski in the early 50’s.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 02:23 AM

I’m sorry for your loss.

That bookmatched walnut is absolutely gorgeous… fitting for such an important project.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 12:22 PM

Sorry for the loss of your father, Your box is beautiful, and is exactly what I have been looking for, clean and simple lines with some beautiful walnut, hope you don’t mind if I borrow some of your ideas here, I have a project in the making that this fits perfectly. Will favorite this and send you some pictures when finished.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#12 posted 03-26-2013 12:48 PM

A beautiful box and I’m sure your dad would be proud. Sorry for your loss.

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#13 posted 03-26-2013 01:42 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and comments.
I’d love to see your finished box Rockbuster.

-- Kate,

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