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I built this box as a wedding gift to my best friends sister. Her and her husband are going to be serving as missionaries in 18 months and figured they might be able to travel with this easier than a stand mixer. This is the most in-depth box I’ve done to date. It was my first time to use keys. I am happy with everything except for the velvet. I wasn’t going to stick it down, but did at the last minute and of course it didn’t turn out perfect.

The box is constructed of curly maple and walnut.

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#1 posted 1502 days ago

Great choice of woods. The keys look flawless!

I’m sure they will love this gift!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 1502 days ago

Very nice work Timothy. A very nice gift indeed….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 1501 days ago

Very nice box, like the details.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Walt M.

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#4 posted 1501 days ago

Nice job on the box. I was putting velvet in my boxes like that then I decided to mount the velvet to a piece of cardboard and fold it under that way I could replace it or change it if needed. Just a thought.

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#5 posted 1501 days ago

That’s really nice. You did a great job.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1501 days ago

Your box looks very good and I know your friends sister will appreciate it very much. The maple and walnut are a great wood combination.

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#7 posted 1501 days ago

Very well done great wood choice!

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

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#8 posted 1501 days ago

Very nice box I like the handle detail.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1501 days ago

I hadn’t though of that Walt. The thought on just laying it in was so they could replace it, but the velvet was curling up so I decided to stick it down. Hindsight is always 20/20 I guess.

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#10 posted 1501 days ago

The box is fabulous. You are too hard on yourself. I love your contrasting wood choices and the little plaque.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#11 posted 1501 days ago

Nice box. I like the splines showing and the wood selection.

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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#12 posted 1501 days ago

Hey Tim love those hinges and the splined corners.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#13 posted 1501 days ago

At least the felt is inside – and usually those receiving the gift don’t see what you see (you see all the things you think are flaws).... It’s a great box.

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#14 posted 1501 days ago

Forgot to ask – where did you get those hinges?

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#15 posted 1501 days ago

The hinges came from Woodcraft.

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