FWW Basic Box

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Project by Critterman posted 2435 days ago 1684 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more then we wait till I make the next one. This was a quick and easy to make gift box I made for my Mom for Christmas this year. Now, you see, those old nasty jewelry store boxes just were not good enough :>) So, I found this article on the FWW site and with a new stock of QS Oak and African Mahogany on my floor well…... As you can see it came out great. I especially have pride in this one because the miters came our “perfect” right off the TS. As, much as I move and bang around my TS perfect cuts are greatly appreciated when they happen (see my shop pics I’ll post later this weekend and you will understand). Anyway, two coats of Bush Oil and the figure was beautiful. The pictures don’t do it justice. Simple, easy project, but fun and it came out great. I recommend it if you need a quick gift, they take very little stock and we all have those small pieces laying around looking for something to do ;>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#1 posted 2435 days ago

Lovely box Critterman and they transform a gift into something really special. Just my sort of thing; Mom will be delighted I’m certain. I like the placement of the slip-feathers near to the top.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#2 posted 2435 days ago

Very nice. If these pictures don’t do it justice then I am even more impressed.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 2435 days ago

Great job Jim. I agree with Yorkshire about the placement of the splines. Nice touch.

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

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#4 posted 2435 days ago

Great Work.. I love the contrast of the two wood species.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 2435 days ago

Awesome little box! All on the table saw, huh? Even better!

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#6 posted 2435 days ago

Great looking Box. Mom should be very happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 2435 days ago

Very cool. Echoing on the placement of the splines, looks great!

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#8 posted 2435 days ago

Thanks everyone this is a piece I’m particularly proud of, I guess everyone has one of those once in a while :>)

Buckskin: everything on the TS except the champher at the bottom and the rabbet in the top (which I could have done on the TS) those were done on the router table.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 2434 days ago

Outstanding! Very nice work!

-- Living on the square...

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#10 posted 2279 days ago

very nice.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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