Wedding Ring Box

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Project by andybechtel posted 1832 days ago 1920 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the ring box I made for my fiance to propose with. It is made from a block of maple burl. I used 5mm barrel hinges and a set of small magnets to keep it closed. I just used a minwax finish. Needless to say, she really like the box and ring which I have custom made.

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#1 posted 1832 days ago

Sweet! Thats a great looking ring box. Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1832 days ago

I take it she said yes? :-)

Nice box!

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

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#3 posted 1832 days ago

Beautiful box….Beautiful Ring…...I “hope” she said yes. lol. I really like the way you did the inside of the box. Tell me the secret of using the 5mm barrel hinge. I ordered them a long time ago, tried once to use them and didn’t have much luck. They look great on your box.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1832 days ago

What a great and meaningful project!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 1832 days ago

The box outshines the ring well done

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1832 days ago

The ring and the box both came from the heart.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 1829 days ago

The 5mm hinges are pretty easy to install. I like to drill the holes first and then chamfer the 45 degree required to open the top. The hardest part is setting up a jig to drill the holes in the exact location on both top and bottom since the holes are reversed when you flip the top over to drill. I found using a carbinde tip 5mm drill works really good too. I usually use on of the bit that goes into a line boring machine. It drills a press fit hole and requires very little glue which you want to use so the hinges don’t seize up.

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#8 posted 1685 days ago

Love you box. I have several questions for you.
Where did you find those barrel hinges? Also do the hinges have any play in them?
How you made the foam ring holder? Did you use buffing compounds on the box?
Thanks Andy.
Very impressive.

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#9 posted 1666 days ago

Rick, thanks for showing us your ring box and describing its construction at the Omaha Woodworkers Guild meeting last night…it is a work of art!

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#10 posted 1176 days ago

Sweet looking box …..

-- when you lose, Don't lose lesson

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