Birdseye Maple and Walnut wedding photo box

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Beautiful box!
The burning on the top is a nice touch.
You nail the hinges.
Very Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Very beautiful. They must love the box for doth design and a great mix of woods & colour. Well done, excellent craftsmanship.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thanks for the encouraging words!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

A real beauty L/W with lots of interesting and well crafted details. I like that it opens on the short end too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Beautiful! I’m going to do a couple of keep sake boxes and yours gives me an idea for hinges, for at least one.

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

Thanks, guys, for the kind words. I think my next project has to be another of those practical ones! I’m too slow with boxes.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Wow this is great.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks, Jim. It means a lot coming from a pro like you.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Good work. Your craftsmanship shows.

-- GT

Congratulations on our Winter Awards!!! (3rd Place)
https://woodworkingweb.com/awards/winter_2017/results

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

This box was made as a wedding gift for my niece and her husband. The box is approximately 8” high by 13½” deep by 12¼” wide. The main body is made from birdseye maple. The bass top is wood-burned and colored with pencils, then bordered with walnut. The miter keys and dust lip are walnut. The interior dividers are bass and walnut.

The picture frame inside is glued up from poplar and walnut according to the pattern of the router bit. I used rare earth magnets to attach the frame inside the box so the couple can remove the frame and change the photo.

The hinge is made using Shipwright’s method.

Thanks for taking a look!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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