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Cherry keepsake boxes

My previous neighbors had planted a cherry tree. I never saw any cherries in it but it had some nice blooms in the spring. They moved away several years ago. A couple of years ago, the current neigbor started cutting it as it had caught the black knot fungus. I asked him to save the larger branches.
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So I squared up the branches and made four keepsake boxes one for each couple. each has a different base, oak, black ash, elm and mahogany. All the rest is from the cherry tree. By using branches it was almost all heartwood with nice figures. Hope you like them
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2020, 09:37 PM
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wow - beautiful !!
thanks for sharing your craftsmanship.

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Nicely done, Pat - good job on all of those!

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Nice boxes. How wide of boards did you get from branches? Air dried Only? Love the grain.
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thats a satisfying project to be sure

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very nice
i have a cherry box holding dads WW2 and Korea and Vietnam medals
as well as a cherry gunstock i made for him
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Nice boxes. How wide of boards did you get from branches? Air dried Only? Love the grain.
Djg, they were about 2 1/2 to 5 inches all cut to about 14" long. I painted the ends and air dried them for about 2 years.

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