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Project by Tom Regnier posted 01-22-2012 02:10 PM 1220 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m fortunate to have a steady supply of free wood for small projects so I tried my hand at the ribbon box. I made a shop jig to cut the splines in the mitered corners…can’t have enough shop jigs around! The ribbon handle was the hardest part of the project….I don’t yet own a bandsaw so the cutout was done on a scroll saw with lots of sanding afterwards. I had no idea what my wife might want to do with this so I flocked the inside just in case she might put some jewelry in it.

I like small projects like this…..they don’t break the bank and it’s a great way to use up all those small scraps we like to keep in our workshops.

Tom

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 02:51 PM

That is a beautiful box. You did a great job on the handle and the ribbon. Excellent job. I bet the wife loves it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Elyjah Thomas

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 04:08 PM

pretty cool

-- K.I.S.S Keep-It-Simple-Stupid!!! my moto!!

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jjw5858

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 04:23 PM

This is a really great piece and terrific work done on it. Thanks for the post.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 05:16 PM

really nicely done. nice wood combos also. I’d like to see your version of your spline jig… thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 05:20 PM

I really like the box, it has good color and the workmanship is superb

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 06:42 PM

Great box I have wanted to make one of these ever since I saw it on the show.

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

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 06:49 PM

Wow great looking box Tom.

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 11:19 PM

Nice box.. looks great!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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