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A gift for my girlfriend

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Project by hondurankid posted 06-17-2016 01:50 AM 1081 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this keepsake box as a surprise gift for my girlfriend. I used cherry for the main parts of it and walnut for the accents. I’ve never made a project like this before and learned a bunch while making it.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-17-2016 06:15 AM

Beautiful top lid and wooden hinges. She is lucky to have you (as woodworker too).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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athomas5009

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#2 posted 06-17-2016 06:37 PM

I like the wood hinges and very impressive for your first box. Watch out they are addictive!!!

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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hackery

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#3 posted 06-17-2016 06:55 PM

Very nice. I especially like the wooden hinges. Looks very well made. How did you inlay the walnut and did you cut the lid as one combined (cherry / walnut) piece to get the angles to match?

-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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hondurankid

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 07:02 PM

For the inlay i use my tablesaw and cut a small dado around the outside of it then glued in some small walnut strips. For the lid, i glued the walnut layer on before cut the angle on it.
The wooden hinges were kind of an experiment and i hope that they hold up. i had a hard time finding and kind of good information on making them.


Very nice. I especially like the wooden hinges. Looks very well made. How did you inlay the walnut and did you cut the lid as one combined (cherry / walnut) piece to get the angles to match?

- hackery

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 09:07 PM

Very nice box indeed! I bet your girlfriend loved it. I agree that box making IS addictive and my favorite projects. Welcome to lumberjocks and I look forward to more!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 06-17-2016 09:08 PM

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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htl

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 10:33 PM

I made a jewelry box for my girlfriend nearly 40 years ago, we’ve been married 39.
Just saying.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Tooch

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#8 posted 06-18-2016 01:42 AM

Really nice box. Great lines and good proportion too. Wooden hinges are tricky, but the more you experiment the easier they get. I used a box joint jig to make the hinges for this box that worked out pretty good

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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