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This is another Keepsake Box for one of the Grandaughters and it will be given as a gift this Christmas.
The box measures 360mm x 250mm x110mm high and is made from Australian Rosewood and finished with Scandavian oil and then waxed.
The lid insert is bookmatched English Elm Burr and all the handles, hinge parts and mitre feathers are made from American Rock Maple. The box and tray are lined with a purple suede pigskin split leather.
The pencil case built into the inner tray has my grandaughters initials inlaid into the hinged lid.
The box features larger inlaid hinges that are flush with the back. This was one of those projects where I lost some interest as I was trying to make the hinges and accents a little bolder than previous boxes I had made but I think the combination of thicker hinge leaves and thicker mitre feathers along with high colour contrast between the Rosewood and the Rock Maple overcooked the effect I thought I was going to get. I would appreciate your comments.

regards from Sydney

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Wow that is a great looking box. The wood hinges are especially great, and the inlay and rounded splines really stand out too. I think the contrasting woods look good together. Even the handle is unique and interesting. Nice job.
 

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a nother stunning box Ruddy she going to love it ,i love those henges just beautiful all the way around
 

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Absolutely beautiful. Any executive would love it!
 

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A stunning combination of colours from all of the component parts. I particularly like the pigskin suede. Lucky Granddaughter to receive this.
Jim
 

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outstanding, great design, the hinges and the handle work nicely with the rest of the box.
 

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Super nice, elegant, and lotsa gr8 details. Luv the hinges and the wood combos.
 

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a fantastic box ruddy, i love all the details, the hinges are great and the over all presence is something an executive would really enjoy, she will show up with this and out class those around her, for sure…grizz
 

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Very nicely done-especially the Inlayed initials and use of purple suede pigskin split leather which are very classy touches. IMHO
 

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Apologies for the double post-I'm having a "love-hate" relationship with this damn iPad.
 

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Nice job!
Who wouldn't like that? I do.

Steve
 

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Beautifully done. Love the box within a box detail!
 

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Hey mate, crickey that a beautiful box! :eek:)
The hinges look terrific…that the first thing that caught my eye.
I love the contrast in woods and the initials look wonderful too.
I know your granddaughter is going to love this box.
 

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Very nice. The inlay, hinges, and burl really add a nice look to it. I don't care for the different colored splines though for some reason….maybe fewer of them, I dunno. The lidded compartment in the tray is real nice too.
 

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I think the hinges really set it off and should be highlighted. The wood contrast is beautiful. Your inlay is perfect, How did you get your splines on the corners rounded on the ends. I like that, A real beauty she will love it!
 

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Wow! Beautiful box and excellent craftsmanship.
 

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Exquisite ! (as usual)
 

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I knew this was one of yours the moment I saw it! This one just screams "CLASS". The wood combo is perfect and I really love the hinges. The rounded ends on the splines are a neat touch as well. And the inlaid initials? Over the top! Your attention to every minute detail makes all your projects winners.
 

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This is a nice box, very classy. And you did this when you lost interest? The projects I make can't even measure up to your workmanship, and I concentrate really hard!
 
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