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Keepsake box for my grand daughter

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Project by littleladywoodshop posted 02-09-2015 12:48 AM 663 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this keep sake box for my grand daughter who is 14 months old. This was my first attempt at Bird Mouth Joinery. I was able to purchase the bits at the online store that starts with an “A”.
I made this with aromatic cedar and Grey elm. The box is 14×13 x 6 and the letters are glued on.
I had a hard time with the hinges, had to drill the holes to attach the lid 3 times. If anyone know a sure fire way to get hinges right the first time I would love to hear how.

For some reason when I uploaded the interior picture it turned it sideways and I don’t know how to correct this.

Thanks to all of you who post projects as I enjoy seeing what other are doing. I try some of them so I can get out of my comfort zone.

-- Fail to plan and you are planning to fail. Ben Franklin





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jasonallen

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 05:18 AM

I’m not sure what you tried for drilling the holes but I always use a self centering bit for hinges and drawer slides and such. It always works just real near perfect, which has always been good enough for my wife and the rest of the peanut gallery.
Nice box and joinery. I have just gotten started on my first box attempt. If it goes well it will be posted here, if not no one will ever know…

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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littleladywoodshop

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 01:30 PM

Thanks Jason, I have to go to Rockler today so I’ll pick one up.

-- Fail to plan and you are planning to fail. Ben Franklin

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RichM

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 08:59 PM

Very Nice!

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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littleladywoodshop

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 09:12 PM

Thanks Rich

-- Fail to plan and you are planning to fail. Ben Franklin

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