Keepsake Boxes

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Project by jwicks posted 1708 days ago 3498 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two of the five keepsake boxes I made for Christmas this year. Inspired by the Wood Whisperer project: They were a fun project and a good use of cutoffs from previous projects.

One has a walnut base, curly maple lid, and cherry accent pieces. The other has a cherry base, curly maple lid, and walnut accent pieces. I also made two reindeers (shown in the last picture) out of some of the scrap cherry.

They were finished with 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss finish.

-- Jon

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#1 posted 1708 days ago

Very nice work. I love the sliding dovetail for the lid and the locking pin is very clever.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 1708 days ago

Great build and design and the locking mechanism is wisely positioned.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1708 days ago

very nice!

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#4 posted 1707 days ago

Excellent work on the boxes. After watching that episode of the Wood Whisperer, I immediately went out and got a dove tail router bit. Just soon as I have some decent wood I’m going to make a couple as well.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#5 posted 1707 days ago

Fantastic boxes and great combo of woods. Love the dovetail design and the key lock corners.

Keep it up.


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

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