Cherry Keepsake Box

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Project by Mike M posted 12-07-2014 07:01 PM 888 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make a box to replace the shoe box she was keeping “keepsakes” in. This was my first experience with cherry. Very nice to work with as long as EVERYTHING is SHARP. I took this down to 1/4” thick. My planer was not as sharp as it could be and took a little deeper piece from the lid which you can see above the small “e”. But it is hand made right? The corners were simple miters, with the bottom being rabbeted. To make sure the sides don’t come apart, I installed 4 dovetails from maple stock. Flocking is from the local craft store for a little over a buck a sheet. Great adhesive qualities and color selection, but I am partial to this blue. Finished with 600 grit and boiled linseed oil, my new favorite finish. Laser cut from the local trophy store

Overall, the cherry is beautiful and will probably make something else soon.

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#1 posted 12-09-2014 03:05 AM

I bet your daughter gave you a hug for that!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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