Walnut Maple Box

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Project by 489tad posted 1173 days ago 1465 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After receiving a box from me, my daughter, she’s 10, wanted to build one. We talked about what woods, size and lids. This is what she came up with. Its a walnut box with sliding maple top and maple bottom. 9.5” x 6” x 3.75”. Construction is basic. We glued piece of walnut to the inside end pieces to give the side pieces more support. The bottom and top set in a groove. I cut the pieces and she sanded and glued the box together. She even helped in chopping the shelf (?) for the walnut pull on the lid. We added the brass pins because “it needed something”. Its finished with oil, several coats of shellac and wax. She won’t tell me what she will put in it other than stuff. It was fun working with her and she said she wants to do more.

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 1173 days ago

What a fun project to do together.

Looks great!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#2 posted 1173 days ago

You tell her she did a great job. I like those brass pins, too.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 1173 days ago

Great job and great project.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Jorge Velez

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#4 posted 1171 days ago

very nice box, specially the finish!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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