Christmas Trio

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Christmas Trio

 Last year I was given walnut and mahogany from the estate of a friend whose wife’s grandfather passed away and I made a keepsake box for his wife from that wood. This year I was asked to make a couple more keepsake boxes for her family from more of that wood. Great finds from an old barn. The mahogany and walnut make a great combo. This was some great finds from inside an old barn. The mahogany is some of the prettiest I’ve seen. 

Two of the three boxes went to her family. These are made from that walnut and mahogany from the estate. The third was a gift for my mother. It is made from that walnut of the estate and alder I had in the shop. Mom’s a big fan of knots and other defects. The walnut and alder makes another great combo. It is a combo I’ll do again with more of knotty walnut in the future. All three are hinged with brass pins, finished in satin lacquer, and lined in red velvet.

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18 Comments

Good looking boxes. I think the alder is my favorite.

May you have the day you deserve!

Beautifully done.  Love the back story on the source.  Like the "lid lift" design.  Great gifts!
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Nicely done, a good mix of designs on the corners, and the lids is fantastic. 

FYI, we have a box swap getting started if you're interested.

Main Street to the Mountains

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Smart looking boxes, love the walnut/mahogany combo!
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Love the boxes, what not to like.   Nice work and story.

Ron

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Very classy. Nicely done. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

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Nice....👍,🦆...

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Great boxes and a good story behind it.


Petey

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Nice! I like it when there is a story to go with the wood. Makes the project that mush more special.
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Those hinged pin tops are sleek. Nice work.