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keepsake box for my son and daughter inlaw

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Project by theoldfart posted 09-10-2011 10:10 PM 1429 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made in poplar first as a dry run. The top and bottom are frame and panel construction. The hinges are Brusso brass. The top panel is local hard maple planed and sized by hand with a Stanley 7 and rabbetted with a 78. Dovetails are done with an old Disston dovetail saw. The primary wood, like the last project, is cherry. Most cutting is done on a Goodell Pratt mitre box and a BIG Simmonds back saw. The inside top holds a copy on my sons wedding invitation behind plexi glass. As always the fiinish is Watco danish oil and wax.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 11:27 PM

Nice piece. Obviously well made. I like it! I hope to see more from you.
Roger

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

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itsmic

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 03:56 PM

Sharp looking Box, Wood choice is great, and the way You have designed the added features and accents is very attrative, I am sure they will treasure this always, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 02:47 AM

This is a very nice box. What does the card say?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 06:43 PM

The card in the top is my sons actual wedding invitation.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 08:26 PM

Beautiful work Kevin.

How did you attach the bottom? Set in a rabbet and glued?

-- ~Tony

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theoldfart

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 08:32 PM

Tony, carcass set in a groove in the base and glued. I have another one at home, I’ll post a pic tonight

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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AnthonyReed

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 04:50 PM

That method is plenty strong and there is no concerns over expansion/contraction?

Thank you Kevin.

-- ~Tony

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theoldfart

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#8 posted 03-04-2014 05:51 PM

Tony,the base is a mitred frame and panel

The original box was made with poplar with a ply bottom, however totally screwed up the finish so quickly redid it in cherry which came out much better

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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AnthonyReed

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#9 posted 03-04-2014 05:52 PM

Got it. Thank you for the enlightenment Kev, I appreciate it.

-- ~Tony

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