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Project by Tony posted 02-13-2008 09:13 PM 1693 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just thought I would post something quickly, I forgot it was Valentines day tomorrow, hence a rush job today between the “power cuts”

The box is 3” x 4” x 1 1/4”, made from Mahogany. Band/Fretsawn shape glued together. sanded to 400grit. The finish is shelac and wax.

The box lid is held in position with rare earth magnets (an after thought), hence the mistake on the base. Luckily it is not seen in normal operation.

The box took about 3 hours to make, including the finishing – I just have to findsomething to put into it tomorrow morning.

Why do photographs always pick up the small flaws and never show the real beauty of the wood?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 09:57 PM

Excellent Tony. I made one like this last year for my sweetie and she loved it. Hope yours does too.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 11:26 PM

I like that Tony. The magnet is a cool idea.

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

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Blake

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 11:38 PM

Nice, Tony. As far as what to put in it, try filling it with diamonds. That would be appreciated, I’m sure. Isn’t mahogany great for small bandsawn boxes like that?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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cabinetmaker2

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#4 posted 02-14-2008 12:21 AM

Nice box, looks like a great gift. havent picked up a gift for my wife yet either, got her a new snow shovel for XMASS,what else can you get for a woman that has everything…....

-- Mark, Hancock Maine, rmarkham52@hotmail.com

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 12:37 AM

At least you remembered in time. Great looking box.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 12:57 AM

Nice job tony. The magnet should give a good feel to the lid.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 11:14 AM

Good job. I am sure she loved it.

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Napaman

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#8 posted 02-15-2008 02:08 AM

looks grerat tony!!! is the “peg” or “leg” the magnet or is it the small circles that are the magnets…hard to tell in the photos…if the peg is not the magnet—-is it just metal or some kind?

I am sure your wife will love it!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 02-15-2008 03:28 AM

Tony, what did you put in it you big suck! <vbg>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 02-15-2008 05:02 AM

Well done. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Tony

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#11 posted 02-15-2008 09:04 AM

Matt – the pin is made from metal (5/16” shelf support), the magnets are the round disks.

Bob – Just some nice sweeties. “It is better to suck and LIVE, than to be cool and DEAD”

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#12 posted 02-15-2008 02:47 PM

Man Tony , you certianly have that right! ;-)

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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