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Thread: Walnut and maple box "cookies and cream"

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    Walnut and maple box "cookies and cream"

    I decided to resaw some 3 thick rough sawn walnut that was given to me a few years ago. The walnut was so dirty and rough I had little idea of what lied beneath. I cleaned up the surface of one board at the drum sander and began to get excited when I saw its true colors. I resawed and milled the stock to thickness. Here it is in this box I made for my Mother in law. She provided the dimensions and will use it for mail. The divider in front is for outgoing mail. She is currently using a cardboard box and would probably be satisfied with a simple plywood and nails unfinished box. Im not much on pallet wood projects or ugly box contests. I have grain matching around all 4 corners. Oil and polly finish.






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    That is gorgeous!
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    Beautiful box...that grain match rocks!

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    Beautifully done! The wood is gorgeous.
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    Beautiful wood and great reason for a project, Dewayne.
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    Holy cow that's beautiful
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    Beautiful wood- fantastic use of it.

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    Yummy. Great looking piece Dewayne.
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    Looks awesome Dewayne, but I have to ask...how did you photograph this? My first thought when I opened this thread was 'cool Sketchup work'
    Probably just my old beat up PC, but still, had to ask
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Thanks for the comments friends.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Looks awesome Dewayne, but I have to ask...how did you photograph this? My first thought when I opened this thread was 'cool Sketchup work'
    Probably just my old beat up PC, but still, had to ask
    Ken i use a piece of black nawgahyde as a back drop, both under and behind the box. Some good florescent mixed with incondescent light and a tripod lend a hand to a good quality shot. Thats my story and I'm stickin' to it!

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