A letter box for my daughter

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 08-31-2009 06:51 AM 2564 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is a letter saver. She probably has every card, note, and random letter she has ever received. Heck, she probably has the actual winning Ed McMahon Sweepstakes letter crammed in there somewhere.

Anyhow, she needed something to put them all in, and since they are important to her I thought something more than a cardboard shoe box was in order. I put in a lock so she could keep them private if she desires. The woods are ambrosia maple and walnut. The dovetail corner post was cut using an incra router jig.

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 08:02 AM

Very nice. Great choice of woods. That incra jig makes awful nice corners. Great design and great build. I am sure she will love it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 11:59 AM

I love the Incra post.. very cool.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 01:38 PM

Very Nice. Looks like a good size, what are the dimensions?

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 01:50 PM

Beautiful looking box.

You are right for something that is important to her you made the right choice.

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

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 07:04 PM

interesting design i dig it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 12:11 AM

Looks great but how does she keep e-mails in there? :-))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 05:24 AM

ah hell Jim, you’re probably right. It wont be long before I’ll be making a tiny little box for her to put a little memory stick in with all her life’s communications. Seems like everything is going that way more and more.

I guess it’s a good thing she’s saving these paper letters, wont be long before they are unheard of. She can show her kids and it will be like showing our kids a LP or 8 track. They just stare at you in disbelief.

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 05:54 AM

Great looking box. Nice job on the construction. I love that Ambrosia Maple. That bug makes great colors.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 03:15 PM

That is a nice looking box. I need to make one for my wife and daughter as well

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#10 posted 01-13-2010 12:17 AM

wow, nice work. love the top

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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