Ring Box inspired by Peter Lloyd

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Project by RenaissanceMan posted 12-09-2015 07:30 PM 2413 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To surprise someone special I decided to try to make a ring box like Peter Lloyd did here:

Obviously this was just for private use, not for commercial stuff. I really like his design and the thought he puts into his boxes. Making boxes from reclaimed wood from Lord Nelson’s ship, that’s just awesome.

So, I reclaimed some wood myself. From a recent holiday I decided to take a log of birch that was meant to be incinerated and then thought it would be nice to make a ring box out of it. I don’t have a router, so it was a bit tricky to get everything nice and square, but the result was ok. I lined it with gray felt, I’m not sure that color worked best, perhaps something darker would be more suitable.

As you can see in the “before” pics, the log took some special care with the hand saw and planes before I could salvage some decent parts (i..e without too much knots or black spots).

The lid closes with a rare earth magnet, again inspired by Peter Lloyd’s design, so all credits go to him. Go take a look at his website, he makes some amazing stuff.

Thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 08:42 PM

What a great transformation.

Good work on the ring box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 08:43 PM

I like this a lot.
I burn Almond for firewood.
This would be a great project for a piece of it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- There' are two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 10:56 PM

Awesome. love seeing what you started with.

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 04:57 AM

It’s realy nice and you don’t need large piece of wood for that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 02:43 PM

beautiful box

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 04:35 PM

Very, very nice.

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#8 posted 12-16-2015 05:23 AM

Petey Lloyd is a hero of mine. I like the box.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#9 posted 12-16-2015 09:02 PM

This is very nice and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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