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Project by Chris Hamilton posted 34 days ago 757 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little keepsake box for my 4 year old daughter. She was feeling left out because my older daughter has a few projects from the shop in her room. She loves the lock and key and always finds something new to hide inside it.

The box is made from walnut with maple spline joints and I used boiled linseed oil and wipe-on poly for the finish. I am quite happy with it for a quick project and my daughter loves it!

This was my first project using the Incra Ibox, box joint jig. I highly recommend this jig for fast, accurate and very easy box joints. This box was cut and assembled for gluing in the same day that I purchased the Incra jig. After setting up the jig and making a few test cuts to dial it in, I was ready to go. As you can see in the last two pictures, I first made the box as one complete sealed box and then cut the top off at my table saw. This was also the first time I had used a cigar box style lock. They are quite easy to do as long as you are careful and take your time with the router. It would be easy to ruin the whole project with one slip of a router bit. Luckily it went well for me and it was very satisfying to see the lock work properly on the first try.

-- Chris





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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 34 days ago

Parenting is all about the little things that last. Good job and I bet she loves it!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 34 days ago

Hi Chris, Looks really nice. She will love it.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 34 days ago

Chris, this is a real eye catcher. She will love and cherish it.
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#4 posted 34 days ago

Very cool, and welcome to LJ’s

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 34 days ago

Great gift for your little one (and looks stout enough to survive a 4 year old). I have never seen anyone spline a box jointed box. Very interesting look.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 34 days ago

That’s a really interesting and neat looking box.
Congratulations on a great job.
The splines do the trick and make it pop.
Thanks for showing.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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