Wedding Ring Box

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Project by Greenman posted 01-20-2016 12:21 AM 1557 views 23 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make a box for her wedding. After a few failed attempts this is what I came up with.

I wanted a box that could house the 2 rings but still be small enough to fit in a pocket for the best man. Of course the 2 rings were different diameters and widths that made the inserts challenging.

The box is made from lacewood and I choose this for the striking grain. This box is made from a single piece of timber less than 2” long and 1” square, which I then cut down and re-assembled to ensure that the grain flowed from ends to top and sides as much as possible.

My daughter and my now son-in-law loved the result…and made me a very proud father.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 12:45 AM

Outstanding! That is some special wood for a special occasion.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 12:48 AM

That is some stunning wood!

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 12:49 AM

Beautiful ring box ,great lacewood.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 01:15 AM

Excellent…One of my favorite woods…what type of hinge did you use?

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 01:28 AM

Very nice looking box. the Lacewood turned out well.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 02:18 AM

I used a brass rod as a hidden pivot hinge. It has become one of my favourite techniques for small boxes.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#7 posted 01-20-2016 03:12 AM

Very cool, really nicely done.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 01-20-2016 04:40 AM

Howard, this is stunning piece of wood. Nice job on building the box. I liked the story that goes with it. Thanks for sharing. Actual dimensions of the box would help. It is impossible to judge scale from a photograph.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 01-20-2016 05:38 AM

The actual dimensions of box were 2.5” (65mm) length by 1.75” (45mm) height by 1.75” (45mm) depth, so my initial recollection of 2” x 1” peice of wood was out. Try a 3” x 2” x 2” piece of timber instead.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#10 posted 01-20-2016 06:02 AM

Wow that is a beautiful box! And quite special.

-- Sean Hollick ~

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#11 posted 01-20-2016 06:47 AM

beutiful box from the best lacewood i ever did see – the tiny jobs are sometimes more of a chalange (esp. if your eyes are getting old like mine lol)

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#12 posted 01-20-2016 07:09 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 01-20-2016 12:29 PM

A wonderful box! I love wood material and overall proportions!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#14 posted 01-20-2016 12:52 PM

looks beautiful nice job love the wood choice

-- Punk in PA

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#15 posted 01-20-2016 01:49 PM

Excellent idea, wood choice and display of skill! If you don’t mind, I am going to borrow this idea (using different woods) for my son’s wedding in June. Thanks!

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