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Project by Randy M. posted 10-15-2016 04:31 AM 733 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keep sake box

Bottom of box is made from Cypress wood aged dried with mitered corners. Each corner is done with 1 Bocote Dovetail spline and 2 Purpleheart wood splines for added strength. Measurements of box are 5.5 high x 8 deep x 8 width.

Box lid is made of Padauk with inlay of Purpleheart and Yellowheart.

Box is coated with 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal oil urethane finish.

Box is lined with felt for protection

-- Do it with your heart in it.........





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Burbs

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 04:55 AM

Awesome!
Nice color combinations
The beautiful use of splines and the inlay only take it over the top.
Definitely going to have to try to build one similar
How did you do the dovetail spline?

-- ---The day I learn nothing of value will be the day I'm laid to rest--- Burbs

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majuvla

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 08:16 AM

You make very nice boxes. This one also has fantastic looking splines and top lid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 12:06 PM

very nice box, Randy!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Randy M.

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 02:01 PM


Awesome!
Nice color combinations
The beautiful use of splines and the inlay only take it over the top.
Definitely going to have to try to build one similar
How did you do the dovetail spline?

- Burbs

Thanks for looking, something about this one I really like and it was first time I turned the grain.
Below is a picture of splines on a different box before cutting them off, I made a jig for my router table for gliding the boxes through with 3/4” or 1/2” dovetail bit. (big trick with this is getting the bit long enough for the cut and reach through your jig, most of my bits are 2 1/2” +) The dovetail splines are at times slow to make but the outcome is worth it.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 02:24 PM

The corner dovetail and angled splines are a nice change from the typical splines, looks great!

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JChaffins

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#6 posted 10-15-2016 02:48 PM

Beautiful box. Great job on the spline detail.

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Burbs

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#7 posted 10-15-2016 03:18 PM

Thanks for sharing how you did it.
Although now I’m going to have to add another jig to make. I’m soon going to have to start hanging jigs in my bedroom. Living room is getting full.

-- ---The day I learn nothing of value will be the day I'm laid to rest--- Burbs

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 10-15-2016 04:48 PM

You have done a beautiful job on this box. It’s a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-16-2016 02:28 AM

Great looking box.Really like the angled splines

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#10 posted 10-17-2016 10:41 PM

Great looking box—and I love those splines!

-- Dean

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