Small Keepsake box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 08-27-2015 06:56 PM 1617 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My interpretation of a small box that appeared in the Oct. 2015 edition of Wood Magazine. The woods I chose are canarywood and Wenge. The metal posts for attaching the legs and the handle is a aluminum 1/4” rod cut to size. Box box measures about 4×6”. This project was done to use up some smaller pieces of Wenge that I had in the shop. The finish is spray semigloss lacquer.

I took some liberties with the published plans in making the handle as I like this better than the one in the plans. This will make a nice candy box for the coffee table!

thx for looking

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 08:12 PM

nicely done – - saw the pattern and it is in my “Christmas Gift” planning

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 08:58 PM

Nice job, it has a real oriental look about it

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 10:12 PM

I also saw the issue and looked at the box. Nice to see someone else’s version. Nicely done.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 11:36 PM

Nice job on the box ….

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#5 posted 08-27-2015 11:47 PM

Very nice looking box—I love the arched legs, and the Asian look of it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 02:43 AM

Great work and inprovment on the plans I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 08-28-2015 03:03 AM

I really like this box. Great work and nice to know you added your own touches. As a box lover, I’m thankful you shared this.

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

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#8 posted 08-28-2015 03:04 AM

I love this cute wooden box very much! I’m the manufacturer of creative packaging wooden boxes too
I’ll advice our engineers to learn from you, thanks!

-- Chloe, Packaging wood boxes & Furnitures Factory in China,

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 03:40 AM

It’s realy something, realy catches eyes. Nice choice of contrasting woods. Curves are magnificant. I like addition of those metal rods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-28-2015 01:29 PM

great box. I am working on the same one.

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#11 posted 08-28-2015 02:09 PM


-- shuja

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#12 posted 08-28-2015 03:25 PM

Nice! I just posted my version, then saw yours in the projects list. Interesting how we both modified it, as the design was very easy to modify while still keeping the overall design elements.

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#13 posted 08-28-2015 03:40 PM

I was also just looking at this box yesterday in Wood Magazine. I agree, your changes are an improvement from the original. What type of joinery did you use for the top?

-- Todd

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#14 posted 08-28-2015 07:45 PM

Thanks for all the kind words and the “daily” recognition.

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#15 posted 08-28-2015 07:49 PM

This turned out nicely and has a beautiful design.

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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