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Project by Bradford posted 1405 days ago 1517 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After putting up with my addiction to wood, I decided that I wanted to make an anniversary gift for my wife of 17 years. I wanted it to be surprise, so I had her help me make it, under the premise that it was for my daughter. She helped me decide on the veneer choice, Makore. I spent a few days putzing around, glueing, clamping, polying, etc. On the 14th, I presented it to her, with a stainless steel dog tag and chain, inscribed was “I Love You Forever”. Since she is still in the Navy, I thought it was more appropriate to give her the dog tag, than just another ring or necklace. (She has so many) I also searched as much as possible, thinking that this TINY Box might just be the smallest one posted so far. If not, oh well. It about 1/2” tall by 2”x 2”. I took a pic of it resting on the Bradford’s Box for scale with a dime resting against it. In the last picture you’ll see the only way of clamping it was to use the biggest wood clamp I could find, I thought it was funny, I hope you do too.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president





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CharlieM1958

15684 posts in 2844 days


#1 posted 1405 days ago

What, no double dovetails? :-)

That’s really cool. Impressive build.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bradford

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#2 posted 1405 days ago

They say you can’t hide flaws when you build a box. They was my test of skills and self control. Thanks for looking.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1405 days ago

Nice Job, Brad, and every bit as pretty as it’s full size cousin!!
You’re going to have me looking carefully at smaller scraps from now on…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Joeshop

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#4 posted 1405 days ago

Bradford, What a neat idea to get her something that she would like. I’ll have to try to remember that one for future use.

Joe

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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Chip

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#5 posted 1405 days ago

I have a thing for little gems like this. They just make you want to pick them up and hold them. Wonderful work Bradford and thanks for letting us see it!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1405 days ago

At 2 cubic inches this certainly beats my Little Bess Ring Box which clocks in at just over 3 cubic inches. Well done, nice little box.

Now you’ve got me thinking.

How did you find it, working on something this small?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 1404 days ago

Very nice! I really like it.
Great Build!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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