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Project by jeffswildwood posted 03-17-2015 11:55 PM 2696 views 23 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a gift so I decided to make a box I haven’t made for awhile. I made several of these about a year ago and they turned out to be one of my best sellers. The only thing is I just could not leave it alone, had to upgrade. The lining inside on the sides can be removed and photos placed in the openings on the sides and front and back. Each one has a plexiglass piece inserted to protect the pictures, recesses in. I used a cove bit around the fronts of the opening to give a bigger appearance. The slats on the top was my first attempt at boiling wood to make it flexible. Had a time getting the sap out of the pot before my wife found out! The tray is 1/2 inch poplar and I used miters on the corners. Stained with red oak and the inside cherry, gloss polyurethane. Lined with blue felt. A rather large box, 15X11.5. I think it made a nice up grade and now have orders for five more! Thanks for looking.

Here is the prior box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84028

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





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#1 posted 03-18-2015 01:30 AM

I like, you did a nice job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 02:40 AM

Nice job, interesting idea and design.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 03:39 AM

What a great idea! Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 10:05 AM

Great looking box, Jeff! I really like the banding on the top. No surprise on the extra orders. You said the tray is poplar. What is the main wood? Was it kiln or air dried? Just wondering on the bending, as I’d heard kiln dried wood would not ‘steam’ bend. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 12:30 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Candy, the main wood is pine. off the shelf wood from big box. I don’t know how it’s dried but it worked. Came out of the boiling water nice and flexible, dried quickly and molded nice.

If anyone is interested in trying this, scroll down on my home page. I posted pics of the build process for another woodworker (Lee) to try. It’s from my other version but should be easy to follow for the up grade.

Thanks again for the comments and for looking!

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2015 02:48 PM

Wow! It’s a fantastic box. I love everything about it from the clasps to the picture inserts. Great design and execution.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 03-18-2015 04:52 PM

That is one awesome looking box.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 03-18-2015 07:20 PM

Wow! I never thought I would get the Editors Choice award! Feeling proud today!

Vicki and Lee, Thanks for the comments. I think the changes I made really helped this box. I wish I had put a few photographs in it before my Son photographed it.

Lee, I remember you wanted to make one of these. The build is still on my page if you do. Give it a try!

Thanks everyone for looking!

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

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#9 posted 03-18-2015 07:41 PM

Great idea and fantastic work. I love itJeff!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#10 posted 03-18-2015 08:21 PM

Beautiful. I love it!

-- Fabien

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 03-18-2015 08:37 PM

Thanks guys maplerock-looking at your boxes I am proud you like my box. NapoleonIII-Welcome to LJ, thanks for the comment!

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

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#12 posted 03-18-2015 09:14 PM

Nicely done my friend.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#13 posted 03-19-2015 12:01 AM

This really caught my attention. It has the ‘treasure chest’ look which I love. Very classy looking. Im my opinion, you hit it out of the park with this one.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 03-19-2015 12:10 AM

Eric and Sandra, thanks for the comments! With all these wonderful comments, I feel confident the person receiving this gift will really like it.

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

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#15 posted 03-19-2015 12:43 AM

I really like the look of these boxes! You do some VERY nice work. I’m going to try my hand at making a similar design, using some maple I’ve got in my stack-o-wood. No Kreg jig, so I’ll probably use biscuits and keep the rest as simple as I can. I’ll be happy if mine comes out half as sweet as this!

Thanks for sharing them with us!!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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