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One of Dale's (Grandpa's Pastime) fine boxes. My sister asked me to make it for her youngest, as I'd done them for her other 2 children. I chose the patttern and color. Perhaps could've been a different brown, or even different color, but I'm pleased with it overall.

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Looks great, Holly. I like the color.

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Very nice idea. I take it that's inlayed?

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I'm with Tim!

Looks great and colour is very nice and fitting to the box.

Nice job!

Tom

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Really nice work and color...

If i may ask what color you used for this...

I love that tone of brown but i cant seem to get it with the color i use.

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Looks Great! :thumbsup:

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Thanks :) It is inlaid, which is the biggest challenge for me: cutting it down just right but not too much. I was pleased as it was a tight fit. I glue it in with contact cement.

The color is the old Tandy Saddle Tan Antique liquid. A favorite of mine! I bought a huge bottle of it from a store when I was seeking it a while back on this list. I first cleaned the leather with rubbing alcohol, let it dry overnight, and then stained it. I apply the stain by pouring on a generous quantity, then rubbing off the excess with a damp sponge. In this case, I think I rubbed off a little too much in some areas af the knotwork, but I didn't want to risk messing it up entirely by applying another coat just for that. Coloring and I don't get along well!

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Love the knotwork. I really like to see clean pieces like this.

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Wild Rose; I have been surfing through these pages today, As other participants here, I'm of the opinion this box is a great idea,

A great workmanship, color too ! Thanks for bringing it here and sharing.

I think I'll try to remember to do some of these If, and when, I ever get caught up.

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Wild Rose; I have been surfing through these pages today, As other participants here, I'm of the opinion this box is a great idea,

A great workmanship, color too ! Thanks for bringing it here and sharing.

I think I'll try to remember to do some of these If, and when, I ever get caught up.

FYI, she hasn't been on this website since May of last year.

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