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post #1 of 21 Old 08-06-2017, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Asian inspired keepsake box

I just finished a few keepsake boxes. This one is made with walnut and maple. The dividers are removable, velour fabric bottom and brass pin hinges. Finish is oil and polyurethane.


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Looks good. Nice and clean


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I just finished a few keepsake boxes. This one is made with walnut and maple. The dividers are removable, velour fabric bottom and brass pin hinges. Finish is oil and polyurethane.


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Maple and wenge....


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Very nice. Both of them. Tell me how you hinged the tops.
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Yes, very nice craftmanship - I especially like the oriental influence and the contrasting woods.
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Very nice work! What size are these?

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Thanks for the comments. The interior dimensions are roughly 7 1/2" X 9". The hinges are 1/8" brass rod stock cut into small pins. The lid and pins are fit into place during glueup. I made a mockup of the lid with scrap to determine where to drill the holes so the lid would clear the back but rest against the back when open. Precision drilling was shaky on my cheapy harbor freight drill press which has rediculous runout. I have made 13 boxes all together and will gift them to family.


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I know I said it looks good but man that really is an understatement. A lot of skill and patience right there. Wish I had that kind of skill


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I know I said it looks good but man that really is an understatement. A lot of skill and patience right there. Wish I had that kind of skill


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awesome boxes! I like the pin idea...
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These are some very nice boxes. Well done. I like the rounded sides and the way that they give the box character. Excellent work.
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These are some very nice boxes. Well done. I like the rounded sides and the way that they give the box character. Excellent work.


Thank you for your comment. I just got these boxes off in the mail yesterday to their new owners. Some of my nieces and cousins I think are in for a pleasant surprise.


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Very nice job mate! I'm going to have to plagiarize that just a bit...

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Very nice job mate! I'm going to have to plagiarize that just a bit...


Feel free. I borrowed ideas for these boxes from another artist. I searched the web and looked at hundreds of boxes and based my creations on what I liked best. The design for the feet in some of my boxes sort of evolved by experimenting. I found that I could inlay the foot and sand it flush and further refine the shape after glueup. This one is my favorite.


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These are some very nice boxes. Well done. I like the rounded sides and the way that they give the box character. Excellent work.


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Feel free. I borrowed ideas for these boxes from another artist. I searched the web and looked at hundreds of boxes and based my creations on what I liked best. The design for the feet in some of my boxes sort of evolved by experimenting. I found that I could inlay the foot and sand it flush and further refine the shape after glueup. This one is my favorite.


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I liked that one the most too!
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wow the convex sides and the arch in the first box you posted , how did you shape the stock ?
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