Custom Card Box

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Project by CNCSteve posted 02-28-2010 04:36 PM 1548 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin requested that I would create a card box for there wedding reception, something simple out of wood for people to put cards in. Any other man would have done as he was told but not me, I had to come with something way overly elaborate. I have a hard time creating something on a piece of paper, so I put a 4 sided box together out of scrap melamine, the size I needed and then started to scratch and scribble on the box til I had a design. The legs where thick enough 8/4 would work and I didnt want two pieces of the same species making a seam, thats why I used the walnut strip in the legs. Being I was at the end of my tech school experience, I had to give the box some flair using a little techno magic. The inlayed letters and slot I cut on the CNC and I also made a template for the top shape. The box its self was through dovetailed on my Porter Cable jig, the legs were joined with mortise and tenon-Steel City mortiser and tablesaw, and the stretchers were sliding dovetails done with a router table.

-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 04:42 PM

That is very cool, I”m sure your cousin was pleased.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 04:46 PM

Outstanding work! I love the added flair….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 04:56 PM

Very nice box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 05:02 PM

Are you trying to tell us that woodworkers go beyond what people expect. Great work I hope that your cousin and there spouse have a great life together.


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#5 posted 02-28-2010 05:04 PM

saweeeeeeet, very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 07:44 PM

very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 10:25 PM

A great looking design and well built. I usually don’t like routed dovetails, but those look really good, as does everything else about this box.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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