decorative boxes

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Project by kevinw posted 11-22-2009 03:57 PM 2327 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been experimenting with different decorative miniature boxes for the last year or so. Here are some of the results. I try to vary the woods for contrast and design.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 04:18 PM

these look great , kevin .

your proses is real tight .

nice designs !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 04:19 PM

Looking good! Great color selections on all. Have you thought of (or have the tools available) to thin down the stock on the walls of the box? I have been considering this on some of my projects but have yet to try it.

-- James -

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 05:01 PM

VERY NICE!!! Thanks for the idea I’m building Christmas boxes now maybe this will help cure my ”woodworkers block”.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 05:03 PM

These are some great looking boxes. The first one is my favorite. Very good experimenting.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 05:34 PM

nice work

-- -erik & christy-

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#6 posted 11-22-2009 06:33 PM

Great bunch of boxes

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 07:41 PM

Super nice little boxes. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 07:43 PM

sweet boxes like the designs

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 11-22-2009 08:52 PM

Wow…these are so creative!
I couldn’t pick a favorite… they are all outstanding!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 11-22-2009 10:36 PM

Walnut Weasel, the sides are about 1/4 in thick. I didn’t think to put in the dimensions. They are roughly 5” long by 2.5” wide by about 1.75” tall. Not sure I could get it much thinner, but maybe could try.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#11 posted 11-22-2009 11:02 PM

Those are very nice work, Kevin!! The smaller they get, I find, the more challenging they can be, and you’ve done a great job with all of these!! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be tough, but I think I would pick the one in the third picture… I like the spalted Oak(?) in the lid. Again, Great Job, my Friend!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 11-23-2009 07:56 AM

Fantastic job. All very nice boxes. Great wood choices and designs. Lots of good ellements to the building of these.

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 11-23-2009 03:40 PM

Wow Kevin these are TINY. The detail of the photos shows such a high level of craftsmanship that I thought the boxes were much larger than they are. Good job man. Would you consider posting one more photo with a reference object next to one of your boxes? Maybe put a quarter next to one of them?

Great work


-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#14 posted 07-13-2011 02:08 AM

A very nice selection and variety of boxes Kevin.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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