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Project by RootandBranch posted 08-18-2015 09:14 PM 1525 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request to do some simple, inexpensive small boxes. Emphasis on inexpensive. All materials came out of my scrap bin. Some walnut and some maple. I cut corners on the corners so they weren’t as dead nuts tight as I’d liked after glue up. So chiseled a divot and put in some copper accent pieces in the seams. Some scrap leather in the bottom and done. Little danish oil and called it done.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 12:27 AM

Fantastic looking! I hope that my best work can look as good as your scrap work!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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PaulDB

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 01:35 AM

I love these little boxes. It’s great for little storage like the change you have in it for top of a desk or dresser to help keep you organized and stylish. Do the copper accent pieces run down through the entire miter or is it just at the top of the joint?

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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drewpy

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 01:15 PM

Great boxes. Seems to be the perfect size to store your anniversary coins.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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JimInNM

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 01:40 PM

Those bad corners turned in a jem. Good thinking and the accent is terrific

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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RootandBranch

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 02:16 PM

Paul: The copper accents are just on the flat top of the joint. It’s just a piece of thick wire that I scuffed for bite, glued in the trench and then sanded flat to the top. The edge of the miters didn’t gap much oddly enough.

Thanks all,

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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Shuja

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 02:31 PM

Sensible thinking.
When you can’t hide it HIGHLIGHT it

-- shuja

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Shuja

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 02:32 PM



Sensible thinking.
When you can t hide it HIGHLIGHT it

- Shuja


-- shuja

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 03:13 PM

Very nice!!

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 08-19-2015 06:36 PM

I Can only imagine how nice your good projects must be!

I don’t know if you saw my recent project post, but it will hold a whole bunch of those same coins. ;-)

Click for details

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RootandBranch

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#10 posted 08-19-2015 06:54 PM

I could only hope God gives me enough years to fill a box that size. I love that box. I may steal the idea for a medallion inset in the lid of future work. Some great stuff in your projects too.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 08-19-2015 09:05 PM

Thanks, Don. I’ve made four of these (in varying styles) so far for different groups, and I always inset my most recent medallion in the top to remind me when I made it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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