My First Box

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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 11-18-2008 06:13 PM 1521 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that the shop refurbish is done it is time to get back into makin’ things. This is my first effort at making a box, in this case a jewelry box for the ‘main squeeze’s 24th anniversary.
Box is rosewood and the dividers/hinges are padoo. First attempt at making my own wooden hinges was a lot of trial and mostly error but eventually got something functional.
The hearts were originally mounted on the top but that got rejected by the boss and we came up with a side mount which is a bit different. Joints were mitered and Dowelmax’d. Finish is Minwax wipe on.
Happy Anniversary Honey.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#1 posted 11-18-2008 06:23 PM

Wow, very nice!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 11-18-2008 06:27 PM

Nice job! That interior tray mechanism looks like quite an engineering feat.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-18-2008 06:33 PM

Beautiful ! That is really beautiful.
The top (box lid) is beautiful as it is now. So I think your “boss” is right.
But the 24 becomes 2 and 4.. two years or four years?..just Douglas.

Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-18-2008 06:37 PM

Now that is a box! I really like the all wood construction.

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

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#5 posted 11-18-2008 06:50 PM

If this is your first box, then I can’t wait to see your second, and third…....


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#6 posted 11-18-2008 07:28 PM

Really great. Thanks for posting. It looks like you like the design aspect as well as the woodworking.

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2008 07:51 PM

I like it, some very nice features to it.

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

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#8 posted 11-18-2008 08:41 PM

Very nice. Maybe when I get older, I can turn out something that good.

-- R K SP8 "The 10 Commandments are NOT multiple choices"

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#9 posted 11-19-2008 05:54 AM

Very nicely done! I love the design. I’m sure she loves it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 11-19-2008 06:44 AM

Very nice…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#11 posted 11-19-2008 07:41 AM

Nice, Very nice! I love it.

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#12 posted 11-19-2008 08:30 PM

Your first attempt is so good the next is bound to be superb.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 05-10-2011 12:13 AM

great work! the lid mechanism is a winner feature.


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