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Project by jaydub posted 1519 days ago 1982 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s Leah’s valentine’s present.

Bookmatched walnut for the sides/dividers, mahogany for the top, and birch ply for the bottom of each box.

Inset tray sits on those keys that are cut all the way through the corners. I think the keys (also walnut) are my favorite part – just enough contrast with the end grain to make it visually interesting.

Tung Oil (“tung oil finish” so not the real thing, I’ve learned) for the finish.

I tried some velvet for the bottom, and it looks like crap, so I’ll have to work something else out for that. I used the A side of the birch ply on the underside of the bottom so that would look nice, so didn’t want the B side to show in the box.

Thanks to Dave at the local hardware store/lumber supplier. He runs the on-site woodshop, and resawed/planed/sanded the 8/4 walnut for me. Great dude, and lots of fun to “talk shop” with.

Cheers.

-- someday I'll work more in my shop than on my shop





11 comments so far

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Hallmark

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#1 posted 1519 days ago

Nice clean design, looks great.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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kosta

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#2 posted 1519 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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jayjay

639 posts in 1544 days


#3 posted 1519 days ago

Nice job jaydub.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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donjoe

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

Beautiful box.Nice design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

I’m sure Leah loved her Valentine gift! Very Nice work! I like how the tray sits on the corner keys.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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scrappy

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

Fantastic box. Nice use of the keys for visual interest and design element to hold the tray.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 1519 days ago

Very nice workmanship and design. The woods look great too. Sometimes velvet is too fancy. You might consider using felt.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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KMJohnson

165 posts in 1519 days


#8 posted 1519 days ago

Good box.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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Furnitude

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#9 posted 1142 days ago

I really love the proportions of this. Would you mind telling us the dimensions?

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com

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rance

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#10 posted 1142 days ago

Nice box. Try gluing your velvet to cereal box cardboard with contact cement, then cutting it out to fit the bottom.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Sirgreggins

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#11 posted 447 days ago

very nice. I especially like the tray jointery, different. :-)

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