Christmas Boxes 2014

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Project by Robw posted 01-12-2015 10:17 PM 2081 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some boxes that I made for Christmas presents (and one that was a wedding present) this year. They are of bubinga/ white oak, figured maple/ lace wood, and lace wood/ white oak. I am now making requested dividers and trays for two of them for jewelry. They are all about 14X8X4.5 with 3/8 sides. all miters are reinforced with biscuits and the legs. Quite light but strong. A friend gave me the white oak with some nice figure, the rest of the wood was off my wood rack.

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 11:34 PM

really nice set. Love the wood and the way the legs are styled.

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

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#2 posted 01-13-2015 12:43 AM

Beautiful work. I really like your designs. I’m sure the recipients loved them!!

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#3 posted 01-13-2015 12:49 AM

I love the legs! Not just an ordinary box for sure.

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 02:06 AM

Great looking boxes you built. Is that your kitchen…sure looks nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 02:18 AM

Those are beautiful boxes.

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#6 posted 01-13-2015 10:51 AM

Beautiful looking boxes with complimentary woods. All great but the box in picture 3 is my personal favourite. I expect the receipients will greatly appreciate them.

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 03:36 PM

They are all beautiful Rob. But the figured maple/lacewood box really “pops.” The inlay on the lid is a very nice touch. Just a spectacular box all around. I favorited this project because I’d like to something like it.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#8 posted 01-13-2015 03:54 PM

Nice boxes! I love the legs on all of them, and the inlays are nice too!

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#9 posted 01-13-2015 06:48 PM

Ditto on all the compliments. Can you share how you did the legs. I would like to try making some legs like yours.

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#10 posted 01-14-2015 05:03 PM

I like those variations of shapes and colours. They are lovely.

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#11 posted 01-14-2015 05:41 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Manasseh, the legs are fairly easy. Glue up 4 pieces with miter joints on the long grain forming a square long enough to get as many legs as needed. Cut in half with the grain and cut both halves again so you have 4 angles. Shape with band saw and sanding (lots of sanding). Make sure the box corner makes good contact with the legs and glue on. I also fill in the portion of the leg under the corner of the box.

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#12 posted 01-15-2015 12:38 PM

Those are beauties! I know there are 4 happy happy folks out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 01-26-2015 11:01 PM

Nice set of boxes

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