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Project by James Lango posted 2116 days ago 1763 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Girlfriend and I have a wedding to go to next week. He is one of my friends, so they are getting a wedding box. Made out of Cherry, lift off raised panel lid. My preference is to make all the detail cuts(dado,router) before cutting the miters. It’s easier in my opinion- but probably doesnt matter- but just 3 passes with a full 1×6 makes the bottom, top, and another for the lid. Not sure what will be used for the bottom panel yet. I dont have cherry wide enough x1/4 thick to make the span. This guy might just end up with masonite bottom. :)
I’ll post the next 3 pics when I complete it(few days)

If you bring a gift to a wedding such as this box, do you still have to give $$???? – If so, the same amount as if you didnt bring a gift?- let me hear your opinions please. Thanks

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com





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Ampeater

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#1 posted 2116 days ago

I would think that the box is going to be remembered more than any other wedding gift. It’s not necessary to also give $$$$$.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished box.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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oldskoolmodder

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#2 posted 2116 days ago

I give a gift anymore. A box to keep their wedding memories is a great idea. In this day and age, unfortunately, many people don’t bother thanking you, or sending a thank you note, like they used to, so I don’t go too far out of my way anymore. Especially if I have to travel to go to the wedding. That’s just me though. I learned after I gave a couple a nice address book, with matching thanks you notes/envelopes and never heard from them again.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Quint

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#3 posted 2116 days ago

How does that raised panel jig work? Is it fixed and you slide the work piece through ot does the whole jig slide? I’d like to see more pictures of that and I’d like to see the box when you’re done. Thanks.

To answer your question about giving cash too… It depends on how close a friend it is. Are you gonna invite him to your wedding? If so, you don’t want to be remembered as being cheap… If you’ll never see him again then fill the box with candy corn and wish them a happy life together!

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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Paul

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#4 posted 2116 days ago

Absolutly fill it with twentys. Nice job on the box.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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rtb

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#5 posted 2116 days ago

Give em $20 in a envelope and keep the box.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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romansfivefive

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#6 posted 2116 days ago

i love the box. it is a great present.

i figure out what it cost them to invite me ( cost of the meal plus a few bucks to help with the music hall etc), then i add a few more bucks as the gift. if the box would retail for more than their cost to invite you, you are fine.

If not, you will have to decide on whether you went to the wedding with the intention of your friend paying for part of your supper, or with the desire to help them start thier married life. I might be old fashioned but I believe a man’s ability to give will tell you way more about them than anything they ever recieve.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 2116 days ago

The box is looking great: I really like the raised panel lid. I am sure you are aware, but “Next week” is right around the corner.

If you don’t want to put in money, how about another small gift inside the box?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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James Lango

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#8 posted 2115 days ago

THanks for all the advice.
Quint: I will take some pics of the panel jig later on- and post them as a project i guess.

I might work more on her tonight.

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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Hawgnutz

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#9 posted 2115 days ago

Hey, for the bottom, why not try some cherry 1/4” plywood? It won’t shrink or expand much due to weather, and it should be readily available, either locally or online. (Try www.woodworkerssource.com for some good deals and specials.)

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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James Lango

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#10 posted 2112 days ago

Hey RTB, Your response make me laugh every time i check up on this post.. Funny!! :)

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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