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Japanese-themed keepsake box

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Project by jbswearingen posted 07-07-2018 10:35 PM 665 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the most complicated box I’ve built so far, though not as complicated as some of our masters here.

My goal is to build and hopefully sell a dozen of them to fund a replacement motor for my PM 100 planer.

This one, though, my wife has claimed as her own. Coming from her, that’s high praise.

Cherry/walnut with blonde shellac and paste wax.

-- Semper fi, Brad





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 10:59 PM

Outstanding keepsake box! Excellent design! Your wife is very smart claiming this gem!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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greg48

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#2 posted 07-07-2018 11:29 PM

Very nice Brad. I’ve always appreciated oriental elements in box design and was pleasantly surprised to see the legs standing off the side of the box.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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EarlS

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#3 posted 07-08-2018 12:32 AM

Nicely done. I’ll bet this design will also look amazing with curly maple.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 07-08-2018 04:31 AM

Brad, nice job. I like the design and the way the legs set off from the box. Wonder if you could figure a way to hinge your top? Rockler makes a wrap around piano hinge design that might work well. Good luck on your sales.

-- Big Al in IN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-08-2018 03:45 PM

This box is very creative and nicely done.

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

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 06:14 PM

Very cool! I like the unique design of it. Nice work

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 10-15-2018 01:52 PM

WOW really dig this design, awesome box

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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jbswearingen

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#8 posted 10-15-2018 03:05 PM



Brad, nice job. I like the design and the way the legs set off from the box. Wonder if you could figure a way to hinge your top? Rockler makes a wrap around piano hinge design that might work well. Good luck on your sales.

- Boxguy

The top overhangs the sides and is rabbeted into the box. I’m sure a hinge of some sort can be devised, but I don’t think it can made such that the lid would open beyond 90*.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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