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Project by recycle1943 posted 11-30-2017 04:46 PM 795 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I normally do not do commission work, however, a friend in Texas asked for a couple jewelry boxes for grandaughters in Michigan.
How does a person say no ?
He wanted them close to identical with their name on them and above is the end result. Anybody notice how closely it imitates somebody elses boxes ? I know I’ll never catch up but I’m happy with these.
One box is red oak and the second is white oak. Both have a cherry lid with a cherry handle that is ‘let into’ the lid after separation.
The sliding trays are cherry sides with luan bottom and pink felt for Sasha and purple felt for Lexi.
I didn’t spline the corners because I got lucky and the miters were as close to perfect as I have ever done and I wanted them to do their job on their own.
With the help of some tutorials I found here I was able to install piano hinges without my usual trial and ERROR method.
So, in summing up, if you like them it’s all because of the box guy, if you don’t like them, you can blame the box guy.

Thanks Al for your unselfish informative tutorials -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 05:15 PM

Nice work, these look very nice. I’m sure they will be received with much pleasure.

So, the box gets credit for likes and dislikes, does he get the commission too?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 05:18 PM

I didn’t know Lord Voldemort built boxes

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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drewpy

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 06:25 PM

I think they turned out great. Nice work!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 07:44 PM



Nice work, these look very nice. I m sure they will be received with much pleasure.

So, the box gets credit for likes and dislikes, does he get the commission too?

- Oldtool

commission ? sure, if there were any profit to take it from.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 09:03 PM

Very Nice!

Now you will have to make more!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 11:58 PM

Hey Dick now ya gotta tell me how you did that. Very special.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Jerry Spencer

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#7 posted 12-01-2017 01:22 PM

Nicely done Dick. I like the handles in front and if you don’t mind, I’ll use that design on the five boxes I have to make.
There’s no end to your talent!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 02:39 PM

These are very nice boxes and you did a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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recycle1943

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 06:39 PM



Nicely done Dick. I like the handles in front and if you don t mind, I ll use that design on the five boxes I have to make.
There s no end to your talent!

- Jerry Spencer

Jerry, the router table is my friend along with the incra fence on it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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