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Thread: Small Keepsake Box, Christmas present.

  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
    39.92*N x 86.01*W

    Small Keepsake Box, Christmas present.

    Howdy, sawdust creators!

    Christmas present finished, ready to ship to its destination.

    The Latest Woodsmith Magazine, issue 216, had in it a small curved fingerjointed keepsake box, that I was inspired to make as a present, for an important person I tend to make things for.

    The body of the box is Sycamore, the floor is Poplar, with the inside lined with some decorative fabric. The lid is Red Oak, and the lid cap on top is several species of scrap glued up into a pattern. I did something completely different from the plan in the magazine for a handle, using a 5/8th inch Oak dowel, and more scrap glue-up sections for posts to raise the handle above the lid.

    The Pictures:

    Thanks for looking!

    -Kevin in Indy
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Beautiful wood to go along with some beautiful work!
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That sycamore has got some pizzazz to it. Nicely done.
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Nice job, Kevin! Some lucky person just got luckier

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Beautiful box Kevin, thanks for showing it. Nice combination of woods.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  7. #7
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice box Kevin, nice details on it.

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nicely done, Kevin!
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