ribbon box

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Project by Juriathe posted 02-08-2015 04:37 AM 808 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this little trinket box measures 4 inches square. The lid is 3/4” birch. The box was cut from a branch from a cedar tree harvested on our property. Hubby intended to insert the bottom in the groove you see near the bottom of the box, then miter cut the corners wrong which placed the groove outside the box. He’d tossed it in the trash but I liked the graining so dug it out and let it collect dust all summer until I wanted to try my hand at making a wooden ribbon. Of course the ribbon had to go onto a box. I think the entire thing turned out nicely. No Stain; just sanded and coated with four layers of poly. Since it was a test piece it’s only glued together.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 04:12 PM

That is a neat box and with the ribbon of wood too!! Nice job on it!!

Cheers, JIm

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 04:45 PM

Nice work on the ribbon. The groove looks like it was intended. What did you finally do for a bottom?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 05:02 PM

That is a beautiful box. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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