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Project by F40qwerty posted 12-05-2013 03:23 AM 2396 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My good friend from college is getting married in a couple of weeks and what better way to store his cards and small gifts than a keepsake box. It’s crafted from hard maple (lid), afromosia (bottom) and lychee (body). I picked up the lychee right before we left Hawaii and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. Though it was nothing special when working and sanding, the dramatic figure popped once I applied the shellac and Arm-R-Seal.





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#1 posted 12-05-2013 03:49 AM

Great job

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 04:07 AM

Beautiful !.....Great wedding gift !

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 04:11 AM

Very COOL!

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 04:14 AM

Beautiful wood! What a great keepsake.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 04:19 AM

Beautiful wood, great gift. Very nice.

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 04:25 AM

Well done, and that wood does have great figure.

-- G

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#7 posted 12-05-2013 06:37 AM

Brent,

What a nice wedding gift! The wood is spectacular. Is the lettering laser-engraved?

L/W

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#8 posted 12-05-2013 09:40 AM

Great looking box for the fox… LOL Sorry couldn’t resist. What a beautiful box, love the wood…..

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#9 posted 12-05-2013 12:46 PM

Beautiful box and beautiful finish.

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F40qwerty

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 01:49 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone!

lightweightladylefty, I used my CNC to do the engraving with a v-bit.

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#11 posted 12-05-2013 01:52 PM

Very nice.y done—beautiful grain popp.

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#12 posted 12-05-2013 02:44 PM

Super looking box Brent a very nice gift.

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#13 posted 12-05-2013 04:37 PM

That is a beautiful box and you did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 12-06-2013 01:20 AM

Thanks John, James and Charles,

I’ve got one more 6’ x 8” board of lychee left over. Now that I’ve seen this beautiful figure, I’m excited for the next project. I should have picked up more!

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#15 posted 12-06-2013 06:43 AM

Great box, love the wood figure.

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