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I built this project from plans in a magazine. It's made of red oak, walnut and maple. Five or six thin layers of clear lacquer finish brought out incredibly rich color in the wood.

The red oak is from a tree that lived in the back yard, but lost a battle with a snow storm four years ago. The quilt block pattern is in honor of my wife, a quilter, who passed away a year ago. I gave this box to friends who have been with us through thick and thin.

I learned so much from this project: resawing, surface planing, mitering corners, making splines, jig-making, and cutting small pieces safely, etc. No wonder this box took a year to make. Hopefully, the next one will go much more quickly.

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It looks great.

The next one is always easier or it seems so.
 

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So cool a great job.
 

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I like the way the wood seems to have edges. Nice work!
 

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Thanks for sharing the story behind this beautiful box. Sounds like making the box might have been a gift too.

Great wood combo and making it pop!!
 

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Kevin, First let me say my wife and I are sorry for the loss of your wife. I'm sure she would of been very proud of the Quilt Block Keepsake Box you made for your friend.

The box has some nice depth and I love the pattern it's in 3-D! Very well done!
My 2nd one always comes out a little better than the first one!
 

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Awesome box.great meaning behind it.
 

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Well done, a real eye catcher there, neat pattern and fine craftsmanship, Great Job, thanks for sharing
 

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A very beautiful box and a real eye-catcher. Great job.
 

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Great box! Thats definiately a conversation piece!
 

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This had to be a hard build. I am sorry for your loss. Your box is incredible, as is the meaning behind it. Thanks for sharing such a difficult piece of art. It shows that you poured a lot of care into it.

Thanks again for sharing the box and your story.

Joey
 

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I appreciate all of your comments and encouragement. Thanks so much.
 

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The box is great . I am sorry for your loss . Great friends are hard to find and I am sure they will love it .
 
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