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Teddy's Keepsake Box

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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 01-24-2010 05:16 AM 1721 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK so technically this is not one of my projects. My son Teddy created this Keepsake box, but I provided the technical advice and ended up cutting the diagonals and the inlay work for the top. It is interesting working with my son who does not have the patience that I have, only because of age. I was like him when I was 19. Not sure I could of done decent woodworking at that age because of that.

The box is 2.25”w x 7”l x 2” d. Its made with walnut and maple. The inside was finished with 1 coat of shellac and the outside is 5 coats of tung oil. It warms my heart to know that many of the tools I inherited from my Dad will have a home when I am done with them.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 05:19 AM

Cool design Ron

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AngelofDeath

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 05:20 AM

well you did a great job on the inlays…and let you boy know that he did a great job with the rest of it. I like the locking pin…very cool, and yet hidden….

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 05:22 AM

Love it! I think I’ll make one for my daughter. Thanks for the idea!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 05:56 AM

Well, looks like there’s enough credit here to go around for both of you. Excellent design and construction!

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

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Ron Henricksen

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 07:24 AM

Wingstress we learned how to make them from the Woodwhisperer web site. http://thewoodwhisperer.com/oh-for-keepsake/ we have made three total, or first was a simple square box with corner keys like you will see in the Woodwhisperer video. Teddy wanted to do the strips, I am now working on an octagonal box. They take 6-10 hours depending on how far you vary from the basic square box.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 10:22 AM

Never met a box I didn’t like and this one has many things to like. The wood choices, the dimensions, the story, the outcome.

Best,

-- Jim

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Matt Vredenburg

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 05:12 PM

Ron, tell your son his does great work! I am putting this project on my list for the future!

-- Matt, Arizona

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scrappy

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 05:14 PM

Very nice box. Like the locking pin and dovetail. Can’t go wrong with walnut and maple.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Andy

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 10:17 PM

Outstanding design and the key is a great idea!
Father son projects are very important and you both did very well :-)
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Skee

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#10 posted 01-26-2010 12:14 AM

Well executed. Interesting project. So, what’s going inside the box?

It really is stunning.

-- -- Skee from MN

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#11 posted 06-17-2010 11:58 AM

I saw this on the Woodwhisper as well, been dying to make one. Maybe this weekend now that I’m back in the shop. Nice work.

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

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itsmic

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#12 posted 06-17-2010 09:48 PM

Great looking and functional box, love the way you incorporated the key with the design, very nice looking work. Keep working and sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 08-06-2011 12:35 AM

Very nice. Great concept for a keepsake box.

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#14 posted 01-06-2013 04:44 PM

Nice, this just popped up on “roll the dice”. I like it and will make a version of it. thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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