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Oak and Pao Rosa (aka, brazilian rosewood) keepsake box. Or, box within a box.
Dimensions: roughly, 25cm long X 12cm wide.
Lids for inner box hinged with 4mm brass pins.
Finish: 2 X L.O./M.S. mix, buffed out with beeswax/M.S./L.O. combo.
False bottom of 1cm depth, to hide your gold coin.
Lined with plush sticky-back velour

The carving for the handle arrangement was done mostly on a belt sander clamped on its side. Plus some minor chiselwork. It is comprised of 6 individual pieces, all doweled together.

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The contrast of the oak and pao rosa is striking! And I like the box within a box with a secret compartment. Not so sure about the handle, but maybe that's just me. It's interesting looking, but I imagine jabbing myself in the hand trying to open the lid.
 

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Very beautiful. Nice work.
 

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Outstanding box…especialy that lid sculpture.
 

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You put a lot of work into that. Very nice!!
 

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Great job Brian,
Its very unique and well done, I really like the sculpted handle and the way that it has a skewed orientation. The Pao Rosa splines, inlay and the very cool corners on the lid are all very striking. Your interiors are always fantastic. You seem to pack so many cool features in your work.
Thanks for sharing.

Your boxes are always so very different from each other. Very creative work.
Jon
 

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Wild box design Brian and very well done too. That Rosewood is spectacular.
 

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Your boxes are always so very different from each other. Very creative work.
Jon
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I think I would wither and die if I had to do the same thing over and over again. Thats not to say I wouldnt be enthusiastic if a client were to order 20 of the same thing.
 

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Thanks to everyone for viewing, and for the compliments.
 

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That Rosewood is spectacular.

- stefang
Rosewood is a fantastic wood to work with. It smells great when cut, cuts easily, and is fun to carve with a chisel. The only drawback, slight as it might be, is that it takes alot of effort to sand, likely due to its oily nature.
 

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good looking box - a LOT of fine detail work
 

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That is packing a lot of detail into a very small space!

Like the others, I really like the top. Reminded me of coral at first but flames also come to mind.
 

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Brian…..This is Wicked Cool!
I see you found a place for the hidden pins….great idea where space is at a premium. Your boxes are so artistic and fanciful. Great detail, imagination and craftsmanship!
You have a new fan…......
 

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thanks John, means alot coming from another fine boxer!
 

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Very interesting design
 

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Brian this box is so cool. The top looks like a carving of a neat red plant. Did you use dyes or stain to get that red?
I wouldn't hide gold coins in the false bottom. A thief would take that great box.
 

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Brian this box is so cool. The top looks like a carving of a neat red plant. Did you use dyes or stain to get that red?
I wouldn t hide gold coins in the false bottom. A thief would take that great box.

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Thanks, James. The colour you see is the natural colour of this rosewood (Pao Rosa), from Brazil. It is a lovely wood to work with, and does indeed smell like roses when cut.

I agree with your comment about thieves, and that is why I dont see any point of putting lock hardware on boxes. If a thief didnt want the box, they would just smash the box to get the goodies inside. And if its the children who are meant to be kept out, why not just tell them to STAY OUT!
 
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