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Project by Andy posted 02-22-2016 05:27 PM 2826 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box was a gift for my wife and its just like my keepsake boxes only ALOT smaller. The box measures 2” wide 3” long and 2” tall (outside). Its made out of purple heart with an ebony handle. The miter splines are bloodwood and it has a stainless steel pin for a hinge. It was actually pretty challenging making this because there was not much room for error at all. I used a thicker piece of wood for the lid because i dont know how i would have drilled for a pin in something thats less than 1/8” thick but it blends right in when its closed since the ebony handle is thin just like the rest of the box. Thanks for viewing, Andy.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 02-22-2016 07:20 PM

I love creative boxes- Nice job

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#2 posted 02-22-2016 08:37 PM

Very nice little box. Good job !
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#3 posted 02-22-2016 09:26 PM

Wonderful attention to detail! I’m currently doing my first project using purple heart. That’s some hard stuff!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-23-2016 12:54 AM

Pretty cool little box!

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#5 posted 02-23-2016 01:41 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#6 posted 02-23-2016 02:36 AM

Pure winner.

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#7 posted 02-23-2016 03:05 AM

Cool! Ima steal that design! Of course, when I’m done, it will look nothing like that. :/

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#8 posted 02-23-2016 03:16 AM

So, nobody seen my mistake on this box. Bottom right miter key on the front of the box I had a pretty big chip fly out when I cut it. I fixed it with wood glue and Purple Heart sawdust. After putting the sawdust on the glue I heat it with a blowtorch or a lighter and its dry in second and I’m back to work.

-- Andy Smith

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#9 posted 02-23-2016 03:43 AM

Excellent work, she will love it!

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#10 posted 02-23-2016 05:24 AM

Welcome to Ljs
nice box

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 02-23-2016 07:00 AM

thats some pretty wood there , great looking box, sure she loved it

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#12 posted 02-23-2016 02:18 PM

This box is so nice. You really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 02-23-2016 04:58 PM

Good looking box made out of beautiful wood.
I like small boxes because the quality level of workmanship has to be top notch and this one fits that standard.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 02-23-2016 05:22 PM

Nice work! I too like small boxes as they challenge you to be creative.

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#15 posted 02-23-2016 10:28 PM

Great box, I really like the black accent piece on the lid!

How did you get the pin into the holes because you didn’t drill all the way through the sides?
Did you have to put the top on at the same time you glued up the whole box?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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