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Project by FatScratch posted 01-28-2010 03:10 AM 1369 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Christmas present for my little girl. She will be two next week. I figure it is only a few more years before she starts getting me to fill it with jewelry!

It is made from soft maple and purple heart. The finish is Danish oil and wax. It is about 7” x 5” x 4” I am really happy with the way it turned out and my skills continue to improve.





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WWilson

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 03:37 AM

Beautiful little box. The hinges are very nicely done. What method did you use to cut the hinges in? Lastly, what did you use for the bottom (material wise)? Thanks!

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice box

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woodworm

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 04:56 AM

Very nice looking box. Neat build & finish.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 05:58 AM

You daughter has a nice box there but you better not wait two years to get some jewelry for it. ;-)

Best,

-- Jim

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 08:09 AM

Great box. Nice combo of woods. Really like the mitered keys. Gives it a nice toch. Am sure she will treasure it for years.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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Bradford

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 02:40 PM

Tight joints man. Very tight.

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FatScratch

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 03:10 PM

WWilson,

Thanks for the compliment on the hinges. I mortised them very delicately with some sharp chisels. It was really very easy, if I took my time. I scored around the hinges first with a knife then went to work with the chisels. The bottom is a floating panel made from 1/4” birch ply.

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#8 posted 01-29-2010 03:50 AM

Very nice I am sure she just loves it. There will more then likely be many other little trinkets to go in there before jewelry though.

CtL

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 09:50 PM

One of many that she will require over the years….great job , Dad : )

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 06:52 PM

Very Nice looking box, your composition of size and accents along with the choice of wood is great, very appealing to the eyes, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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itsmic

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 06:52 PM

Very Nice looking box, your composition of size and accents along with the choice of wood is great, very appealing to the eyes, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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