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Project by FatScratch posted 1639 days ago 1293 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 1639 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1639 days ago

Very nice box

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1639 days ago

Very nice looking box. Neat build & finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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OutPutter

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#4 posted 1639 days ago

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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scrappy

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#5 posted 1639 days ago

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 1638 days ago

Tight joints man. Very tight.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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FatScratch

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

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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clieb91

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#8 posted 1638 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1615 days ago

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

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itsmic

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#10 posted 1290 days ago

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 1290 days ago

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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