Repost of Completed Ring and Box

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Project by chris1228 posted 942 days ago 1114 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 942 days ago

Great looking box Chris! nice hinge.


-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#2 posted 942 days ago

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 : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#3 posted 942 days ago

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 942 days ago

Awesome! What a great way to express your love.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#5 posted 941 days ago

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

-- Anthony

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#6 posted 941 days ago

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 940 days ago

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

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.

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