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Project by itsmic posted 01-05-2011 05:19 PM 2300 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone Finally getting around to posting the rest of the 10 series of small boxes I made, one of them did not make it for the photos. All are 5 by 8 by 3 1/2”, give or take a bit, and are of the same construction. Box joints, raised floor, mitered paneled lid with a lip cut to fit into the box body, mortised all brass hinges, with chain to hold the lid. I used several different catches on front, one is a home made copper peg and hole catch, I gave that one to Jacob, my nephew, I hope he hangs on to the pegs. I finished them with a natural stain, and two or three coats of clear poly. All of the original 10 are gone, mostly as gifts, save two I saved for my own collection, since Cindy already has 5, I figured I better start keeping some myself. Two we gave to Cindy’s Son in Law, Glen, and her grandson Jaxson pictured above, Jaxson seemed very interested in what was inside the box. This part of box making is what I Love the most, the impact and interest it creates with those whom we share with. Lots of boxes to make, so, I better go back to work, thanks for looking and have a great day!

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 05:56 PM

Beautiful boxes. It looks like Jaxson is really checking out the quality of that box. I hope it met his approval. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 01-05-2011 06:47 PM

Good looking set of boxes. Very nicely done. Where did you get your branding iron? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-05-2011 06:54 PM

Extremely nice boxes, well crafted and good looking. So many fine boxes on LJ. A real treat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 07:16 PM

Thank you all for looking and the nice comments. Tom, I purchased the iron at, it was one of the least expensive ones I could find, all I had to do, is make a pdf. file and send it to them. I am no expert on branding, so I am not sure of different types and styles, one problem I have encountered is my brand has some curvature to it, which was noted on the paperwork when I got it, which makes it a bit tricky to brand, takes some practice to get an even mark, the heat level is very important as well. Thanks for asking It’s Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 01-05-2011 08:07 PM

Great Boxes Mic!! :)

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

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#6 posted 01-05-2011 08:12 PM

Very appealing boxes. You are quite prolific. Do you raises llamas (see photo)?

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 01:27 AM

nice boxes, thanks for the site posting as well, on the branding irons.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 05:50 AM

Wonderful job on these boxes. And an adorable little boy. Nice work…

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

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#9 posted 01-08-2011 01:02 AM

Grand kids are the best, right at the top of my list next to working with unusual wood! Hopefully you will have all the fun you can handle between the two!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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