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Project by Antti posted 11-29-2011 05:32 PM 1915 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We collaborated with my 7 year old daughter on this one: She draw the mushrooms (allegedly “funnel chanterelles”) and I routed her drawing and signature. The artistic result tells more about my routing skills then about her drawing skills, as I advised her to draw very simple picture…

This was my first box. I was planning to make one without hinges, but the smartHinges I ordered for my work-in-progress hand plane box looked so delicate I decided to use them on this one. They were really easy to install, as promised.

The box is elm, the cover is walnut, and the bottom is birch plywood (a lining to be installed later).

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 05:37 PM

Great Job on this one. Routing in wood is hard enough freehand, especially when the grain tends to lead you around in areas you don’t want to go. I think you did great. Top notch. Nice jointery too! A+ for the daughter too.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 07:25 PM

Ditto’s to what Drew above wrote!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 10:06 PM

Sharp looking Box, the art work adds interest, and surely has special meaning to the two of You, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 11:43 PM

Very nice box. I have some bloodwood and purpleheart I was planning to use in a box for my bride this Christmas. I wanted to include the kids (5, 2 & 2) and didn’t really know how. Having them draw pics is a great idea. I fully plan on stealing it. Excellent routing, too. Especially freehand.
Top notch.

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 01:35 AM

Nice job!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 08:15 AM

Thanks for your feedback!

Truck11: You are more than welcome to steal the idea. My own projects include e.g. a 1:1 replica of Avara chair (I sent the link to the designer, who considered it a compliment). At the moment I’m working on two large (for me) projects, both of which are copies of other peoples designs. My conscious is clear, as I’m not selling my stuff! If and when I design something worth stealing, its a good day!

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