Valentine Boxes

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Project by Roostermiester posted 11-18-2009 12:52 AM 1746 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, a project that was more or less just for fun. I made these boxes for my wife and daughter for Valentines Day. I wanted to do some sort of puzzle box but couldn’t find a plan, so I designed these boxes with a semi-hidden latch. I also wanted to incorporate their first initials in the design, so one is an S and the other a K. The wood is Purpleheart and Bubinga. The S box lid is pinned with brass pins in opposite corners and slides open on dovetail joints and is secured with magnets set under the lid and just proud for the connection point. The K box lid slides on a tongue and grove joint which is mitered so only the top of the lid is seen, and secured with a spring latch that is released by pressing the button on top. The latch and the keyed joints are made from a scrap of Cocobolo. Finished with Tung oil.

-- Scott Rust - The Roostermiester

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 01:31 AM

Scott, that’s a unique design for both of your boxes. Very clever with the initials and latch on the K box. Very nice!.

-- John @

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 01:36 AM

These are pretty neat boxes. They have a nice deisgn and you chose an interesting wood combination.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 01:50 AM

Unique boxes with innovative designs well done.

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 02:00 AM

Sweet boxes and an unusual lid designs. Keep it up.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 02:42 AM

i found this one site on puzzle boxes sweet stuff i just checked it out real quick but here u go try it i am well i found another one this one is cool too try it try either one i found both sites cuz someone else on lumberjocks asked for them so there is a page somewhere here.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 05:23 AM

Way cool


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 08:06 AM

Fantastic boxes. Love the designs with the initials and the latch.

Keep it up.


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

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 03:24 PM

Nice and unique. That’s thinking outside the box.

I like them,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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