Playing Card Boxes

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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 02-13-2012 10:30 PM 5617 views 28 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two playing card boxes I made with a combination of Walnut and Maple.
The box sides were made of some cut Walnut and Maple strips I had been saving and the tops are made of 1/4” Walnut.

These are displayed at an Engraving Store I work with, to be potentially engraved on top and presented or given as personalized gifts.

Each is finished in three coats of Deft Lacquer.

Thanks for looking!


-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 10:44 PM

These boxes are beautifull. Love the clean lines. Awesome design. And masterfull execution!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 11:23 PM

very nice unit

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 11:35 PM

That is a really great looking box.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 11:45 PM

very nice clean lines, super job.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 01:19 AM

I would bet everyone loves this box,nice works

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 01:26 AM

wow, what a nice job on these boxes!


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#7 posted 02-14-2012 01:28 AM

Thank you all for the comments!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 02:59 AM

Very Nice, it looks really good, I especially like the splines in the mitered corners

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 02-14-2012 03:51 AM

This is top shelf work…….....I love these both. Great job on it! Inspiring!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 03:55 AM

Very lovely boxes indeed. You did a beautiful job.


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#11 posted 02-14-2012 06:40 AM

Smashing looking boxes – well done.

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#12 posted 02-14-2012 10:24 AM

No engraving for me please. Flawless just the way they are.
I think I like #1 the most, Hard to choose.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#13 posted 02-14-2012 01:04 PM

I always have a soft spot in my heart for a simple well made box. I am really liking this one… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 02-14-2012 01:45 PM

Simple lines and nice proportions. Nice design. Very nice work.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#15 posted 02-14-2012 03:07 PM

Those are very nice indeed! I have a question: Who normally does engraving on wood? Are these trophy shops normally? I have a project coming up that would require engraving of a name on mahogany and have no clue where to go to sub-contract this. Are these types of engravers normally found in communities? Can you help?

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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