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Project by TomT posted 1401 days ago 1695 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,
First off, I am relatively new to this site and let me say what a get place! (although rather addicting) Tons of knowledge and great inspiration.
As far as my little keepsake box, it is curly Maple and Cocobolo with stainless steel pins. Finished with wipe on poly and wax.

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 1401 days ago

Quite nice. I like the suspended sections. How are the rods attached to the wood (holes + epoxy, screws, or something else)? Is that a panel on the top, or just a routed groove of some sort?

-- Allen, Colorado

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cwdance1

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#2 posted 1401 days ago

Beautiful wood, great job.

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 1401 days ago

Very nice design, wood combination & craftsmanship. Well done.

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huff

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#4 posted 1401 days ago

Tom, I really like your design. very unique. How did you finish the inside? Great project and thanks for sharing.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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tomd

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#5 posted 1401 days ago

Welcome and very nice box.

-- Tom D

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kw193

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#6 posted 1401 days ago

That is very nice. I too would like to know how you attached the rods to the box, and what are the rods?

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MattinCincy

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#7 posted 1401 days ago

Tom – nice work and attention to detail. Welcome aboard!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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TomT

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#8 posted 1401 days ago

All, Thanks for the kind words.
To answer your questions: The pins are 1/8” x 1” stainless dowel pins. I built a jig to drill the holes so they fit pretty tight. I just glued them in place with a little cyanoacrylate. The panel in the top has a rabbet around the perimiter that creates the groove. Inside is finished with a couple dividers and felt.

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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tdv

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#9 posted 1400 days ago

Tom, welome to Lumberjocks, that’s a beatiful box you should be well proud of it, I would be.
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Chip

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#10 posted 1400 days ago

Nicely done Tom and welcome to LJ’s! The clean lines on this piece are terrific. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing it with us.

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 1400 days ago

First let me say…........what an awesome box. Very nicely done. Like the pins idea. Very nicely done. Second, welcome to LJ’s. You said it. This is a great inspiration site, and continued education also. Like someone else says, “knowledge is power”. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Maveric777

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#12 posted 1400 days ago

I can honestly say I don’t know what my fascination with boxes is. I simply love a beautiful and well crafted box…... Yea….. This one make me giddy…..lol

Very well done Tom and welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1400 days ago

Beautiful looking box. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Eric54

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#14 posted 1400 days ago

Nice contrast on the wood types. Great looking project.

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Splinterman

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#15 posted 1399 days ago

Hey Tom,
Sweet job…well done.

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