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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 2442 days ago 2804 reads 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a video that details the construction of a neat little box I made for my wife as an anniversary gift.

This box has some unique features that make it special. Check out the video and leave a comment on the site and let me know what you think of the project.

The video can be accessed here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Keepsake-Box-Cocobolo.aspx

I actually made two of this style box (one as prototype). Here’s a link to the photo galleries of each box:

Cocobolo Keepsake Box Photo Gallery:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Keepsake-Box-Cocobolo.aspx

Oak Keepsake Box Photo Gallery:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Keepsake-Box-Oak.aspx

Here’s a few Pictures of the two boxes:
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p3

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Thanks for checking this blog out!
John

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com



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Karson

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#1 posted 2442 days ago

A great looking box John. They are beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2442 days ago

Nice work, the top is really special and the quadrants really make it better still.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2442 days ago

These are just striking.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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mot

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#4 posted 2442 days ago

Really a nice box, John. I’m just headed to watch the video.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2442 days ago

I went to watch the video and started checking out your site. It’s great and I need to spend a little time over there.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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mot

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#6 posted 2442 days ago

John, a great video tutorial on making that box. You continue to meet a high standard that you have met for yourself. Thanks, it was good video!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2441 days ago

That is a very informative and well done video on a great project. I also like your motorized router lift. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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John Nixon

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#8 posted 2441 days ago

Thanks guys!
I apprecite all of you checking out the video or pictures and commenting. I love sharing my work and techniques, and having friendly fellow Lumberjocks to share it with is great!

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2441 days ago

As someone we all know would say “blimey, now thats a great lookin box, and you all know I like boxes” LOL, really though, thats a beautiful box, nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Andy

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#10 posted 2441 days ago

Thats quite a project John. It has the look of a seamans chest.Your joinery is very well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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furnitologist

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#11 posted 2441 days ago

Hey John…......excellent video. I love watching your command of your tools.

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shaun

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#12 posted 2441 days ago

this is one for the favorites. I’ll be needing to bookmark your website too!

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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barry barry more

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#13 posted 2441 days ago

hello im a joke yay
i love ur wood

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John Nixon

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#14 posted 2438 days ago

The quote of the Blog was JockMike’s paraphrase of the box lover.
Thanks to everyone for checking out the blog pictures and/or video!!!

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#15 posted 2438 days ago

John,

Very nice boxes and video production. The end products look great! I’ll bet your wife was very please with the gift.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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