More Keepsake boxes - Super Late Christmas Presents

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Project by Rayne posted 03-09-2015 02:37 AM 1515 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good Evening fell LJ’s, Here’s a slightly delayed project that I was able to complete using all of my previous projects at their capacity. :) I made 3 before Christmas and was hampered with clamping the work down and drill press to an extent, so the new toys I built were put to good use. These keepsake boxes are based upon The Woodwhisperer’s box. They have a keyed corner to keep the lid in place and 4 of them are done very well to the point that I have a hard time finding which one it is; the 5th is somewhat loose, but still hidden well enough. The only difference is the base and the lid are different species, along with the tabs from that of Marc’s. Here are the lumber combinations I used. Thanks for looking.

1) Walnut Base, Tzalam Lid, Purpleheart tabs
2) Flame Birch Base, Stinky lid (can’t remember name), Unknown scrap tabs.
3) Cherry Base, Tzalam Lid, Redheart tabs
4) Maple Base, Tzalam Lid, tabs unknown; not maple, but similar color.
5) Purpleheart Base and Lid, Redheart tabs

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 02:27 PM

These will make nice gifts whether later or not.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 12:01 PM

Very well done. I like these. The little puzzle to unlock them makes them very interesting.

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

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 03:11 AM

Thanks everyone. :) So far the first set of recipients absolutely love it. They had a hard time finding the key, so that told me I did a good job hiding it. lol. The second set is about to leave tomorrow, so hopefully it’ll be the same, although one key is slightly looser than the rest and another has a corner that looks like it should be a key but isn’t. Completely unintentional, but it fooled me every time. lol. I might make 2 more; one for myself to experiment with on my bandsaw and another for one more recipient.

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