Repost of Completed Ring and Box

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Project by chris1228 posted 09-24-2011 06:26 AM 1560 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the repost that was requested when I posted the anniversary ring (if you are interested, you can see the ring in my projects) that I was carving for my wife. The completed ring and the ring box that I also carved. Made out of solid red oak, I cut the top section off for the lid. Then carved out a recess into the “box” section and a slot for the ring to sit in. I then cut the lid down to leave the hinge section that you can see in the last piic, and cut the mortise section out of the box. After clamping the two pieces together, I drill a hole through the hinge section on the drill press, and sanded down a 1/4” dowel until it would fit snuggly into the hinge hole. A couple of coats of clear finish and it was ready to go. I giave it to my wife tonight and everyone was right. It went over great with her, and she was very suprised. Thanks for all of the previous comments on the ring!!

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 07:45 AM

Great looking box Chris! nice hinge.


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#2 posted 09-24-2011 07:46 AM

Red Oak ?? It looks more like a Mahogany with that tight closed grain and veining pattern along with the color.
I can’t imagine carving Red Oak this nicely.
Great job and congrats : )

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 12:43 PM

Good job, really nice !!! Great design !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#4 posted 09-24-2011 03:27 PM

Awesome! What a great way to express your love.

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 02:30 PM

Looks great. i saw the post when the ring was complete, i was in awe then.
Great work.

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 02:40 PM

It’s really nice and I’m sure that your wife loved it. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 03:56 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. My wife did love it!

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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