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Project by nelsonsr posted 04-22-2015 12:11 PM 955 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When Woodsmith Magazine published the plans for this box in Aug/86 I had three children from my first marriage and one (one year old) from my second marriage. No girls. I wasn’t in planning to have more
children. I was 46 at the time. Still I kept the plans with the hope of having a granddaughter some day.
My granddaughter reach 16 in March this year I wanted to make good my promise.
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Steve Ramsey has 6 videos showing he construction of the same box. The only difference is the inlay.
His has a letter. The rest is exactly the same.

I didn’t follow the instructions to the letter. I used less walnut. I purchases 8/4×6 x 4. I was lucky to
find a piece 6 1/2 wide. So I didn’t have so much waste. I resawed to make the trays buttoms instead of using plywood as indicated in the plans. I think it came out nicer.
Also the plans calls for spline in the box corners to reinforce the joint. They run all the way through. I didn’t
want that. So I blinded so they don’t show on the border.. Same with the dividers in the trays.
I think it came nice, but the most important thing and the most rewarding as well: My granddaughter loved it.

-- nelson





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nonickswood

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 12:46 PM

Excellent! I am sure that your Granddaughter will cherish it forever. Well done! Beautiful work!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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SenecaWoodArt

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 01:16 PM

This is one beautiful piece. My granddaughter is visiting and she has let me know that she loves it as well. Woodsmith Aug86?

-- Bob

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knotheadswoodshed

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 02:35 PM

looks vey nice, job well done and I am sure your granddaughter will be very happy

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 04-22-2015 11:11 PM

A truly beautiful box that will be cherished for years. Great work!

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

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Boris

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#5 posted 04-23-2015 02:58 AM

Very nice piece.
Regards

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