Preparing for Boxing Day Eve

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Project by JayT posted 12-11-2016 03:11 AM 1108 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting ready to celebrate Boxing Day Eve, so what better way than with boxes?

The first is dovetailed walnut and apricot with a curved top and pull with a reversed curve. Kind of has an Asian flair, though that wasn’t in my mind when planning the build.

Second box is also dovetailed and is made from quarter sawn sycamore and walnut. Both of the first two have angled sides and were my first foray into angled dovetails. Once I had an accurate understanding of how to do them correctly, they didn’t take much more time than straight dovetails.

Third box is a cherry and maple jewelry box with a small slider on the inside.

Last is a walnut and Baltic birch bank made to look like a kid’s building block.

Lumber was ripped and resawn with the band saw and thicknessed with a lunchbox planer, but after that all the work was done by hand. I definitely figured out that I’m not a box maker. These were quite a bit of work, but I’m looking forward to giving them to family for Christmas.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 09:48 PM

This is a great collection of boxes. They are all beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#2 posted 12-11-2016 10:07 PM

Very nice work Jay

-- Custom furniture

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