Ema's First box

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 911 days ago 1167 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was building the step stool for Ellie, I first did a practice inlay piece with the letter “E” After finishing the step stool, I couldn’t just throw the practice piece away so I made this box. I plan to give it to my secretary’s 2 year old daughter Ema. She can put her treasure in it.

It is made of mahogany, cherry, walnut and poplar. It has several coats of shellac and buffed with paste wax.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 911 days ago

Cherry is fun to work with, isn’t it?

The lid is glued to the top frame, right? Are you concerned about the top wood expanding in the Summer, and breaking away? Or is it small enough that you can get away with it? I’d like to do some boxes that way,but I’ve never had the guts. I also set the top in as a floating panel, or just make the top out of one piece.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#2 posted 911 days ago

Nice work John a good idea to find another friend with a “E” name :))

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 911 days ago

Nice inlay! I can appreciate the work that went into this.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 911 days ago

Beatiful box, nice inlay work.

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

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#5 posted 911 days ago

Ema is a lucky little girl to have such a nice treasure box with her initial on it!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 911 days ago


Nice looking box and great spline joints.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 911 days ago

very good work i would love to see the steps for inlaying the letter/letters if u didn’t do a post on it allready?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 911 days ago

Nice use of a practise piece !
Always thinking and never waste .
Nice gift .


-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 911 days ago

Beautiful Box! I to would love to see steps for inlaying the letter. It’s something I ave not tried as of yet!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 911 days ago

You sure are getting those “E’s” down well

-- Norman

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#11 posted 910 days ago

Very nice! Nice spline joints and inlay.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#12 posted 910 days ago

very nice. I likes it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 910 days ago

This box looks really nice. You did a fine job on that inlay.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 910 days ago

Very nice. As a kid I had a GI Joe footlocker (box) that I liked. I think there is a box “market” for boys too.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#15 posted 909 days ago

Great job! The finish looks like I could just reach out and tough it. Love the looks of paste wax.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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