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Project by HeirloomWoodworking posted 09-10-2011 05:09 AM 1964 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box that I gifted to a young couple on their wedding day. They were quite pleased

Walnut case with spalted maple dovetail keys
Figured Maple lid
Cherry Trim top and bottom with walnut dovetail keys
Walnut inlay on inner lid
Lift out walnut tray with cherry miter keys
Red Velvet interior
2 coats Danish Oil
5 Coats Arm-R-Seal
2 Coats Anitquax

Thanks for letting me post.

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking





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Ian Hawthorne

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 08:01 AM

Great looking box – nice choice of woods.

Just one criticism and that’s the hinges, apart from that perfect!!

best

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 01:22 PM

Thanks Ian! Having seen your work I am greatful for your comments.

Agree wholeheartedly on the hinges. I do not have a local supplier so I am ordering hardware on-line and I just never can seem to get what my minds eye is looking for.

Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 03:43 PM

Handsome work Trevor….. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 04:49 PM

What a great present. I love when woodworkers leave knots and what some call defects in wood as a highlight or interest. Great job on this I can see why they loved it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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nitewalker41

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 06:50 PM

it is something they well remember and cherish, nice work and real nice gift to the newly weds

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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itsmic

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 07:03 PM

Sharp looking Box, The wood choice is premier, the wrap around and all is done very well, This will really please them for sure, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 09-11-2011 03:41 AM

What a beautiful box! I love the mix of woods and the walnut with the knot is spectacular. The dove tail splines are awesome. Two questions: what are the dimensions? How did you cut the dovetail splines and the contrasting pieces to fill them?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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wchips

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 03:07 PM

butiful box. I like the dovetail splines.and your choice of woods

-- wchips

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#9 posted 09-12-2011 02:59 AM

Thanks for all of your kindess.

gfadvm, I cut the splines after glue up on the carcass. I have a sled jig that I have made where the box sits at a 45 degree angle to the router table (or table saw). After the key cutting slots, leave the router bit at the same heigth and use a fence to cut the stock for the splines. I cut the spline stock very gradually, checking after every cut for optimum fit.

Trevor

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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itsmic

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#10 posted 09-12-2011 04:57 PM

Thats great info, another ?, how do you keep from tear out when you cut the dovetail splines

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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