Keepsake Box with Monogram

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Project by itsme_timd posted 2389 days ago 1269 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple box in red oak. I used some trim from HD for the top and bottom and added some 1/2” wooden peg feet to it. Made this for my sister and engraved her initials in the top. I used inkjet iron-on paper to get the monogram onto the wood and then carved it out with a dremel (used this method on my ‘Penguin Engraved Jewelry Box’ as well. I didn’t used hinges but ripped some thin strips that I set inside the lip of the top, these nest into the box nice and snug.

Finished with amber shellac and dark walnut stain and finally polished with finishing wax.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 2389 days ago

Pretty nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2389 days ago

Nice box, well done.

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#3 posted 2389 days ago

love the edging… great job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2389 days ago

Pretty nice. I’ve tried the engraving with a Dremmel and apparently, my hand is quite steady enough. Yours looks good.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 2388 days ago

That’s one of those boxes that someone will pick up in one of your nieces and nephews homes in 40 years, handle it a bit, admire it, and put it down. It looks like it will be around for awhile and has some classic detail. Engrave her initials on it and she will never lose track of it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2388 days ago

Another real nice one.

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

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