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Project by Karson posted 2562 days ago 1506 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was in Kansas City, I stayed at my mother-in-laws home, and I noticed a couple of my early projects, when i was getting back into woodworking after a few years.

Project 1: A Jewlery Box. Made out of plywood with Mahogany veneer. Veneer glued on with contact cement. Hand cut inlay. Black Velvet on inside.

Some of the veneer is starting to lift. one half of the catch is missing otherwise very solid.

Made approx 30 years ago.

Her initials were “NFL” at the time. This was not a play off the football league.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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TomFran

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#1 posted 2562 days ago

Nice box Karson. Isn’t there somebody on this site that “just loves small wooden boxes???”

When I saw the “NFL,” I thought your mother-in-law was a football fan.

And, she’s still enjoying it! Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Missle

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#2 posted 2562 days ago

How fun is that, Dad!?

What I want to know is how on earth do you remember what you used to glue on the veneer from 30 years ago? hehe

-- Missle

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mot

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#3 posted 2562 days ago

I can’t remember what I did 30 minutes ago. Nice box, Karson!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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buford

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#4 posted 2561 days ago

nice box carson RB

-- RB

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buford

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#5 posted 2561 days ago

doesanyone know where I can get a step by step dvd videos of routers with differant bits, by hand held and on a router table. Thank you RB

-- RB

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Don

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#6 posted 2561 days ago

Karson, not for one minute did I believe that beneath that skilled cabinet maker’s exterior there didn’t beat the passionate heart of a box maker. It gives me goose-bumps to see a small box made thirty years ago. I can only trust the Lord that I will be around long enough to see some of my early boxes when they are this old, because I just love small wooden boxes! – Let me see – 88 years old? – Mmm… possible, I guess. (Don’t try to calculate my age from this, you have to know when I made my first box.)

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Karson

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#7 posted 2561 days ago

Don: It was not a quality made box, but it has surley passed the test of time. The underlining plywood was probably BC grade Fir plywood. As you can see from the bottom of the box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WayneC

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#8 posted 2561 days ago

Try this link bulford.

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=5599

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#9 posted 2561 days ago

Thanks Wayne for the info.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oscorner

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#10 posted 2561 days ago

An antique! Great box Karson.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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