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Project by CanadaJeff posted 1705 days ago 1287 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nice project to help hone a few skills I have been working on. Making box joints and carving.

The bead box was made for a Christmas gift. It is made up of Oak frame box jointed at the ends. The one long side is a slide out drawer that is inter-laced with birch ply making the small compartments for the beads. It is roughly held by magnets.

The top is pine with the carved flower and a boarder make with a router. I routed the boarder so the beads can sit in the groove when making a necklace.

The oak was finished with a walnut stain and the pine with BLO. All covered with a few coats of wiping poly.





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drfixit

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#1 posted 1705 days ago

Very Very nice!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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KayBee

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#2 posted 1705 days ago

Very nice carving. The groove for holding the beads is a great idea.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1705 days ago

Great Job, Jeff!! I can see where that groove would be darn useful…and is also nicely ornamental, acting as a border for your carving… Smart Thinking!!

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

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degoose

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#4 posted 1705 days ago

Sweet!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1705 days ago

Excellent, Jeff. It came out great….especially the lid.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1705 days ago

cool design well done

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1705 days ago

Fantastic bead box. My sister in law makes necklaces. She has bead boxes and the plates? for lineing up the beads. Nothing as fancy or nice as this is. Very nice design and build.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 1704 days ago

Very nice! It’s hard to make a carving look really good on a box. but you did a great job. Congratulations.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Chips

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#9 posted 1704 days ago

Well done!!!

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#10 posted 1704 days ago

That’s really nice.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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webwood

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#11 posted 1704 days ago

very nice jeff – well planned

-- -erik & christy-

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