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Project by BertFlores58 posted 1523 days ago 1547 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a gift currently in USA. Simple but elegant. I was not able to take the details in photo. Only one is available. It is a very interesting box.

Features: 3 compartments—a secret bill section, ring and coins sliding tray on top, a removable bigger tray with divisions.

Wood used: Recycled Top cover: Narra framed with and old picture frame wood (somewhat like hickory) Sides: Longer lengths – Made from IPIL (A Philippine redwood) Shorter widths – Made from BALAYONG (Same but harder than NARRA) Bottom – Made from KAMAGONG (Philippine ebony) Trays—NARRA

CHALLENGES:
1. Biggest challenge is to make the box into thin slats. the thickness of the boards is only 6 mm
2. Dovetail joint.. Although this was not my first dovetail joint, the challenge was to make a dovetail 6mm thick.
3. First time I finished thie with Tung Oil.

I have added more pictures on this., Thanks for Janna for taking photos as to how Janna’s box is now.

-- Bert





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Kate

396 posts in 2476 days


#1 posted 1523 days ago

Looks great. Must have been hard getting those thin dovetails tight!

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2375 days


#2 posted 1523 days ago

Good looking box. Very nicely done. More pictures please. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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BertFlores58

1644 posts in 1524 days


#3 posted 1523 days ago

thanks for your compliments,
Kate,
I will try again on the next box. Dovetail on thinner boards will be tight in two ways: 1) On hardwoods .. make the cut exactly tight without oversizing while 2) make an overcut on the softwood. The angle of tails must be bigger.,
Tom,
Thanks, I’ll try to add more pictures when available. I will request Janna to take pictures and forward to me.

-- Bert

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Ken90712

14821 posts in 1790 days


#4 posted 1523 days ago

Well Done More pictures would have show cased it properly.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1523 days ago

I agree Simple but elegant very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Eagle1

2065 posts in 1666 days


#6 posted 1523 days ago

Great job. The combo of the wood is interesting, they work real good together..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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donjoe

1360 posts in 1632 days


#7 posted 1522 days ago

Very, very nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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levan

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#8 posted 1522 days ago

very nice box

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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mtkate

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#9 posted 1521 days ago

Really nice box. Too bad no more photos….

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 1510 days ago

Just recently, I received the photos from Janna. I hope you will enjoy.

-- Bert

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mtkate

2049 posts in 1927 days


#11 posted 1510 days ago

Nice – thanks. Looks well utilized.

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2375 days


#12 posted 1510 days ago

Beautiful looking box. Thanks for showing more pictures. I am sure she was pleased with her box.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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