one for the bride

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-30-2014 12:19 AM 1210 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently had a project for three brides maids boxes for a friend. Apparently the maids and bride were happier then I thought. The Groom contacted me and wanted one for the bride. I asked what kind and he said, “Whatever you want to do”. I asked how big and got the same reply. Color? Same reply. Would you like some engraving? “What ever you think’ I trust you”. He really gave me a lot of leeway (and trust) so I thought I would try something new. I had some luck with a new box style so I expanded on this style. I added legs and a lift try, In addition to increasing the size. I used the same wood as the others and stain. I engraved the lid in the same style and same graphic to match. I am really happy with this style and hope with all this trust, the bride is happy too.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 02:17 AM

Great box! I love the style!


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 06:49 AM

Another beauty, the feet are a nice addition, Jeff. Are the corner pieces secured with anything besides glue? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 01:17 PM

Thanks for the comments. Candy, it’s just glue, sort of, I should have showed the bottom. To hold the bottom of the box is a ring of 3/8 square dowel, also glued. I used a lot of titebond 2 on all of this. (tough clean up). It is raised about 1/2 inch. To match I used 22.5 angles. The sides are 45 degree cuts on 1/2 inch stock and the corners are 3/4 inch stock cut to 1 inch. End grain to side grain. The tray rest also holds corners so with all this locked in, I think it should hold. I do need to make a miter spline jig someday, It would look good on this!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 04:14 PM

Nicely done Jeff, I am sure the bride will be thrilled with this box.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 06:38 PM

One of the most beautiful boxes that I have ever seen. Simple yet very beautiful. Good job!

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 12:00 AM

Thanks everyone. I really enjoyed making a new style box. I have more ideas for this. I’m thinking about adding a drawer. Thanks for looking everyone!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 11-01-2014 01:26 PM

Jeff, I like the look of your latest box. It is well designed. The added touches of the leg routes help give it interest. The art is a nice touch. Just as an idea…this uses a spline technique you can use on your shape, and you don’t need a spline cutting jig. You just work your way around the corners, adjust the fence, and cut again. You might also consider some ideas this box. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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