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    African Mahogany Keepsake Box

    I made this box as a spur of the moment gift for a friend. I used a 42" x 4 " piece of 8/4" African mahogany left over from a past project. The top is walnut burel veneer with a walnut pull. Finish is tong oil and shellac. Nothing too fancy but I did get a bit carried away with the profile.



    Thanks for looking

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    Dewayne, that looks super!

    Can I be your friend?

    How do you find the Tung oil and Shellac hold up?

    Can we see the inside too?

    Thanks for posting!

    PS, the background cloth goes great with the Walnut veneer!
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    Very nice piece Dewayne
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    nice job

    i don't think you over did it on the profile

    thanks for sharin
    chris

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    That box sucks, please send here for proper disposal. Your freind is truely lucky to be receiving it. Would like to see the inside when you get a few minutes.

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    Thanks for the comments folks. I didn't photograph the inside as it's simply the same finish as the outside. I am short on time as I will have to deliver this box tomorrow. As for the finish I used shellac at a 1# cut. The shellac coat is buffed with steel wool and two coats of tong oil are applied. This finish has held up well for my other boxes and is easily renewable.

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    Very cool DeWayne...I'd love to hear more about how you made the profile.
    Got Wood?

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    Looks great! Great photography too.
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