Ribbon Boxes

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Project by pgraham posted 08-11-2015 04:21 PM 1923 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is taken care of ...
The box is Maple and the ribbon is Purple Heart and Maple finished with gloss lacquer.

(design by Carole Rothman ; Creative Wooden Boxes from the Scroll Saw)

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 05:07 PM

I like that kind of present !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 08-11-2015 07:05 PM

I saw an article like this by Carole Rothman in the Scroll Saw Magazine, but it looked too difficult for me. Congratulations on doing an outstanding job and on so many boxes.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 08-11-2015 07:48 PM

Nice job and when I think how hard it is to work purple heart, it’s even more impressive.


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#4 posted 08-11-2015 10:36 PM

Gorgeous little boxes. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 08-11-2015 10:37 PM

Very nice looking boxes, great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 08-11-2015 10:59 PM

Very nice! I actually just took a short break from sanding the ribbon tails on the jewelry box I am making for my fiancĂ© as a wedding present. The wedding is next month, so I’ll be posting the project soon. Your ribbons look great! I don’t have a spindle sander yet, so I’ve been shaping the rough-cut (scroll sawn) pieces with a dremel sanding drum. I will not make another one of these until I have at least a spindle sander to make it easier and more consistent. What is your method?

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 12:05 AM

Hi MHarper90
I was using a small spindle sander in my drill press along with my belt sander mounted in a cradle. I just bought a Porter Cable belt/disc sander to help out, but the belt sander does the bulk of the work.

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 12:41 AM

I thought they were pieces of candy!
Beautiful boxes to say the least,

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 08-12-2015 02:03 AM

Just beautiful, love the wood colors and contrast.

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

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#10 posted 08-12-2015 09:55 AM

great job on the boxes!!!!

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#11 posted 08-12-2015 08:42 PM

These are all beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 08-13-2015 01:27 PM

Have you tried the sandpaper that you can get for your scrollsaw? I bet it would work great. Nice boxes

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short.

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#13 posted 08-13-2015 03:52 PM

Hi, I am Glen’s wife. First I agree the boxes you made are gorgeous & make great gifts, love the contrast of woods. Those of us who receive hand made gifts are very lucky & know how much time & love you all put into them.

Glen is not very active on Lumberjocks, he had to rebuild his shop after Sandy Storm, needs to build doors, lay wooden floor & maybe add a new heating system. Like all of you he is putting in long hours to design & make new pieces.He is working on new pieces for his Oct show & also working on commissions.

Do you all suggest this book as a good gift? Glen is took the day off to go rock climbing in the Gunks so I borrowed his login. I am going to Barnes & Noble tomorrow & can pick the book.

Have a great weekend,


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#14 posted 08-14-2015 12:03 AM

Very impressive scrollsawing. You have really made some beautiful gifts.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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