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Project by 489tad posted 09-16-2018 04:30 AM 534 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted to give her friend a keepsake box that would display some of the friends mothers semiprecious jewelry. My wife designed the box with two double pane windows that she would paint and glue in the stones. I made T track to use as frames to hold the glass. Mitered U channel holds the double pane glass to form the lid. I knew from the git go the lid had to be made to the exact size and square to match the bottom box. There would be no sanding or planing the lid once it was glued up. I did not want to take the chance of breaking the glass. To keep it all square I made a tight fitting sleeve to hold the box and lid and a frame to hold the lid for glue up. Once glued together the lid was gently pushed into the sleeve on top of the box. Kind of like squeezing a ringed piston into a engine block. The lid dried nice and square to the box. The box is made from walnut and has a oil and wax finish. The friend liked the box. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.





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wooded

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 05:56 AM

HI Dan! YES IT IS ME, Wanted to give you a thumbs up on the box. Love the window concept, and the craftsmanship as usual. Planning to get back in touch with the goings on here at the site soon….Joe

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 10:53 AM

Great work Danny boy. Did you model for those baby tenons?

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 12:03 PM

Nice work Dan!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#4 posted 09-16-2018 01:31 PM

Beautiful job on the box and congrats to you wife for designing it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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489tad

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#5 posted 09-16-2018 03:58 PM

Thanks guys!

Steff @ Baby tenons, Like Steve Martin I can get small.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 09-16-2018 06:34 PM

This is a beautiful box and nicely done.

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

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