Token Box for Father in Law

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Project by Gator posted 1317 days ago 1697 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the token box I was going to try and blog.. but ended up going straight through with the build.
It is cherry with walnut drawer sides and miter lock keys on the top for accents. It is approx. 8 5/8×8 7/16×9” deep with the three drawers having 3 compartments in them 2 1/16 wide to hold the display cards for the tokens.
I made a few mistakes, but overall he liked it, so it is all good.

Finished it with danish oil, poly, and waxed.

Thanks for looking.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

beautiful box, I hope one day I can make this, Im sure your father in law will enjoy this box, great job

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Well, the trick is too overcome the mistakes and make something presentable anyway. Mission Accomplished in your case! Very well done. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

What’s not to like about it? Fantastic job :)

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#4 posted 1316 days ago

A master craftsman I respect once told me, “A Master Craftsman isn’t someone who can create without making mistakes.” “He becomes a Master Craftsman when he can fix the mistakes and make something without any flaws.”

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 1316 days ago

Nice work. Working at small scale, with the complexity of drawers and dividers is a challenge. But worth the effort. It’s an attractive piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 1316 days ago

Gator, thats a nice box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1316 days ago

Wow! Excellent craftsmanship. Love it!!

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#8 posted 1316 days ago

Thanks everyone.. it was a real learning curve for me especially from the design perspective.

Ben, Thanks for the inspiration and advice to make some dovetails.. LOL


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#9 posted 756 days ago

No doubt, he would like it! Great work, this is not an easy project. Very well planned and executed. Its sure to be hardworking and envied.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 756 days ago

Gator, that is really a nice box and you did a nice job on it. That box would be very useful in a shop or office.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 756 days ago

Thanks guys, he does actually like it and the cherry has really come to life with age.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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