A Wedding Box

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Project by Roger posted 06-20-2015 02:54 PM 2749 views 7 times favorited 58 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my take on a wedding box for a nephew and his new bride. They will be married this afternoon, but, we had them open this up after their rehearsal dinner last night. At 16”x15”x7”, and made from 30+ year old Cherry, and 7+year old Ash. The heart joints were made with the Rout-R-Joint system by Woodline. A double infinity of Cherry cut on the scroll saw and some picture transferring techniques with the R on the top of the lid, and their engagement announcement picture that they posted on facebook when she said yes. The side handles came from Hobby Lobby, and the hinges from Rockler. Finished with a 50/50 solution of BLO & thinner, then MinWax gloss poly. As always, thnx for lookin in. Any comments good/bad/ugly are appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 02:58 PM

Roger, this is a beautiful box and made a wonderful wedding present. They will love it always and use it often.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 03:00 PM

I did want to add these additional photos. This is the back with a block for the lid support

Getting ready to open this finely wrapped gift w/a moving blanket from Harbor Freight…lol

Even Ramsey (a Shelty), is in on the action;

They were very happy, and that makes me, happy, happy, happy.

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

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 03:04 PM

An image from the top, before the finish

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 03:07 PM

Wow! That is beautiful! What great work you do! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 03:07 PM

That my friend is a work of art. I can imagine how many hours you put into this project. BEAUTIFUL… Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 03:42 PM

Man you outdid yourself this time brother.

I’m not normally a fan of odd shaped joints like those but the heart joints could not be more perfect for this box!
The contrast of woods is beautiful and sets off the infinity symbol nicely. The infinity symbol is a work of art in itself.
You had to have had a puffed up chest when they opened the gift. I am going to “favorite” this one my friend!

ps. They are a good looking couple too. Best wishes.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 03:54 PM

Thnx a bunch all. I’ll be getting ready to head to the church soon. The ceremony is at 3pm est., down here in Georgia.

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

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 03:58 PM

Roger that looks great. Nice contrast, size and proportions, and the the additional items really make it unique for them.

congrats on a great project and Good luck to the new couple!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 06-20-2015 04:00 PM

WOW, Roger that is a very special box. Every nice job on it. It will be an heirloom!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 06-20-2015 04:14 PM

Hey Roger, what an awesome wedding gift and a beautiful work of art…I didn’t realize how big it was from your photos at the top…until I scrolled down to the extra photos in the comments. That is something they will have forever. Did they get to keep the Harbor Freight wrapping paper?

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#11 posted 06-20-2015 04:23 PM

I am awed by this work Roger, not that I didn’t think you had it in you. Truly a work of art. Impressive joinery decor and finish. Thanks for posting,

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#12 posted 06-20-2015 04:31 PM

Nicely done, Rog. I’m sure this is a treasure for them.
Keep your blade sharp and your mind dull!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#13 posted 06-20-2015 04:44 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Roger. How did you do the R?

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 06-20-2015 04:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful Roger….well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 06-20-2015 04:51 PM


You did some wonderful work there buddy!!!

Have you ever used powdered metels before? I am thinking the monogram at the top would really look nice on brass or even copper.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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