Maddys' trinket box

  • Advertise with us
Project by bowyer posted 04-25-2009 04:19 PM 2019 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of purple heart and birch for my grand daughters 7th birthday. This is my first bandsaw box. The finish is 3 coats of shellac and two coats of renaissance wax. The best part of making this box was the reaction of my Grand Princess when she opened her presen.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

14 comments so far

View mountainsky's profile


29 posts in 2434 days

#1 posted 04-25-2009 04:26 PM

That’s really neat. Bet your grand daughter will really enjoy it!

View sandhill's profile


2128 posts in 2961 days

#2 posted 04-25-2009 04:47 PM

Nice job I like the size, It looks like you have a grateful fan there as well.

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

3992 posts in 3101 days

#3 posted 04-25-2009 05:25 PM

Cute. And what a nice finish! Good job Gramps!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

View a1Jim's profile


113725 posts in 2614 days

#4 posted 04-25-2009 05:52 PM

Nice design , nice bandsaw box,good photos, cute little granddaughter.

-- Custom furniture

View firecaster's profile


557 posts in 2456 days

#5 posted 04-25-2009 10:13 PM

That is realy nice.

Great job, looks like youve been making them for years.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

View Wingstress's profile


335 posts in 2552 days

#6 posted 04-26-2009 02:29 AM

Well done! I really like the design. My daughter will be turning 7 in September. Thanks for inspiring me! (Going in my Favorites.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

View Hrolfr's profile


174 posts in 2703 days

#7 posted 04-26-2009 03:28 AM

very very well done box

-- Hrolfr

View kolwdwrkr's profile


2821 posts in 2627 days

#8 posted 04-26-2009 04:48 AM

She looks happy. Nice job.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

View degoose's profile


7136 posts in 2392 days

#9 posted 04-26-2009 10:48 AM

I absolutely LOVE it!!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View thelt's profile


640 posts in 2417 days

#10 posted 04-26-2009 12:42 PM

I have never tried anything like that. Was it done from a pattern or did you do it on your own? I definitely like it and would like to try it. And, your Grand looks like she really enjoys it too.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

View bowyer's profile


340 posts in 2433 days

#11 posted 04-26-2009 01:29 PM

Thank you all very much for the kind words. thelt I came up with the design while I was driving to a service call to repaire a nitrogen seperator. 4 hrs round trip. Here is a link to a web site with pics of alot of different box designes that others have made as well as helpful tips. link to group is off Donnas’ web site as well

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

View TonyWard's profile


748 posts in 3365 days

#12 posted 04-26-2009 11:32 PM

Well done, a good results for your first bandsawn box.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

View Talyn's profile


55 posts in 2349 days

#13 posted 06-05-2009 02:16 AM

I love the design, you inspired me to make to make something with that shape. Thank you

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender,

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile


12253 posts in 2194 days

#14 posted 10-07-2009 09:46 PM

Cool box design… Keep them coming… I am going to try my first bandsaw box soon and you have given me some good inspiration and ideas… Thanks

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics