Anniversary Necklace Box

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Project by Jim posted 1683 days ago 1605 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in a long time due to starting to learn how to carve, and that’s taken all my spare time. Here’s my latest project though. This is a necklace box I made for my wife, for our first anniversary. Nothing flashy, just simple so as not to take away from the actual gift (the necklace). Made from Hickory, stained with Mahogany Minwax gel stain. I lined it with an adhesive backed felt since I wasn’t able to find true flock locally. I learned a LOT about my router during this project (it pretty much was brand new since I don’t think I ever used it since I bought it 8 months ago to use on my homemade dovetail jig that fell through). Like all projects, I saw plenty of room for improvements, but for the time crunch I was in, and the lack of experience with my router, I’m pleased with the end results. Any and all critiques (good and bad) are appreciated and not taken personally.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#1 posted 1683 days ago

That came out real nice.
The grain really shows through nice.
The fit & finish are top notch.
I bet your wife loves it.
Happy Anniversary!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 1683 days ago

Made to order for one very happy wife. looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1683 days ago

Very nice job. Your wife will love it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 1683 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 1683 days ago

your wife will love it because you made it. are those magnets that hold it closed?

-- West Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 1683 days ago

Yep, two small magnets on one side, and then I drilled pilot holes in the other and inserted short segments of a nail into the holes and epoxied them in.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#7 posted 1683 days ago

the simplicity of the design lends itself to the elegance of the box. it serves well to enhance the necklace. and besides sometimes you just feel like making something really cool.

happy anniversary!!!!

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