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Project by Bob Kassmeyer posted 12-24-2017 06:13 AM 988 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made one of these boxes several years ago, my wife liked it so much that last year and this she had me make some for friends and relatives. This year all told there were 11 here are some of them. I am hoping she will not ask for any more for a long time. They always take longer then I think they will and it’s a rush to get them done. I used several different species of wood on them, pretty much whatever I had on hand. I used some padauk, some maple, walnut, cherry, poplar, sapele, and another one that I don’t remember its name. I used brass quadrant hinges, which were really quite easy to install with because of Rockler’s jigit router jig. The one thing I do not understand is if I buy the wood and hinges, expend all of the labor building them why is she giving them as a gift. Did I tell you that several years ago she kicked me out of the garage and made build a stand-alone shop? I’ll build as many of these as she likes.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#1 posted 12-24-2017 06:38 AM

Wow!Ribbons turned insane! Realy good job on this box collection.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-24-2017 10:38 AM

Considering that you had to make 11 of these boxes, you sure didn’t cheat on the quality Bob and they all came out beautiful. I have seen a lot of ribbon boxes but most often the boxes are not nearly as well done as yours. A great gift to friends and relatives that they will be sure to cherish. I feel your pain about the rush to complete them on time. That has been my fate most years, except for this year I was done a bit early.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-24-2017 12:39 PM

These all look great. Nice to have each one unique.

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#4 posted 12-24-2017 12:49 PM

What a beautiful set of boxes.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 12-24-2017 01:38 PM

Very nice group of boxes.

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

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#6 posted 12-24-2017 01:44 PM

Excellent boxes and bows. The hinges are great and not easy to install.

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#7 posted 12-24-2017 02:17 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 12-24-2017 05:32 PM

Beautiful boxes. Her friends are very lucky and will be excited when they receive those.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#10 posted 12-24-2017 05:52 PM

Hello Bob

Very impressives boxes
Good Work

I love them

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 12-24-2017 06:15 PM

These are all beautiful. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 12-25-2017 02:27 AM

Thank you all for your comments and good will, have a Merry Christmas.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#13 posted 12-25-2017 02:57 AM

Wow! That’s some beautiful work, Bob! I sure hope these folks are considered very good friends. Only the best friends deserve that kind of extra effort. Well done.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#14 posted 12-25-2017 04:14 AM

Nice work on a beautiful set of boxes. Well done!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#15 posted 12-25-2017 12:22 PM

They’re beautiful boxes, Bob. Your wife should be very happy, as should the recipients.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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