Anniversary Keepsake Box

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Project by M1ni0n posted 11-30-2009 05:14 AM 2286 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my more latest completed project is a gift I was making for my Father and Step Mother. For their 25th Anniversary my Step Mom asked me to build them a keepsake box. She wanted to have a little saying that she came up with to go into it somewhere. So I have aplace that I always get my engraving done at that will scan something in and can engrave it. So I had exactly what she wrote in her hand writting engraved onto a silver plate. It came out pretty good. The main lumber used in this box is Jatoba with Paduak accents and lid center. Overall it was not a hard box to build but it came out nice and I hope everyone enjoys it. The other box that will me more intricate than this one, I am working on right now. It was inspired by one that was on here somewhere. I know I say something like the one I am working on. The current box is in my blog. Any help on that current one or this one is always welcome. Enjoy!

-- Jason

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 05:17 AM

super box well done

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 05:18 AM

Nice design. Good looking splines too. What’s the black stuff in side?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 05:37 AM

Great design and construction!

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

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 05:42 AM

Jack, the liner inside the box and on the lid is black satin. It really sets off the Jatoba and the silver engraving.

Thanks for all the kind words. Glad everyone likes and cannot see in the pics my minor mistakes. lol.


-- Jason

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 08:59 AM

Fantastic box. Great design and build. The little touches are nice.(silver plate, miter keys, etc…)

Keep up the great work.


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

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 11:41 AM

Excellent Job, Jason!!

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

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 11:58 PM

Really nice Box! Great attention to detail. The grain on the moulded foot flows into the box, nice mitres, grain match on pieces. The hinge looks The lid detail is nice too, I like the stripe in the feet. Thanks for sharing. Semper fi.

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 02:58 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. It is always great to put all that hard work into something and someone other than me notice the small details that get put into the design. Usually I am the only that notices them when I give these gifts away. Thanks again.


-- Jason

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 03:09 AM

Nice job Jason. And I bet your parents were pleased with it too.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 02:38 PM

Great box very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 12-05-2009 06:43 AM

Gunny: Awsome job on your box. I love all your work, especially the M-16 5.56mm can you built, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 01-02-2010 05:48 AM

Beautiful job, nice detail

-- Jim

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#13 posted 01-02-2010 05:56 AM

Love the box and the added personal touch with the engraving. Nice work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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