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For Christmas 2010 I made 8 Walnut boxes with box joints. I had a friend laser etch each of my grandkids first names in the lids prior to final assembly. Used Watco Danish Oii finish.
-- socrbent Ohio
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#1 posted 03-22-2012 04:26 AM
Those look good. I bet the grandkids really ‘treasure’ them. I made boxes for my kids when they were small. they needed a special place to put art supplies or hot wheels. thanks for sharing these.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
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#2 posted 03-22-2012 02:24 PM
They look good Socrbent – very consistent!
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#3 posted 03-22-2012 04:18 PM
Nice going, Grandad; they look very nice and I’m sure your grand kids were thrilled.
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#4 posted 03-22-2012 04:22 PM
Great job Grandpa ;-D
We too have 8 grandkids, this gave me an idea.
You know what is so great about grandchildren? You play and have fun with them and when YOU get tired, Send them home! ;-P
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#5 posted 03-23-2012 03:51 AM
Very pretty wood, nice work. If your going to make any more my name it Tom.
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#6 posted 03-23-2012 12:10 PM
Very nice work – very clean
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#7 posted 03-23-2012 02:06 PM
Super Cool, Great looking set of boxes, Your Grandkids will treasure these always, thanks for sharing
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
#8 posted 03-24-2012 02:34 AM
Thanks for the compliments.
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#9 posted 07-01-2013 03:16 PM
What a beautiful gift that will become a safe place for their treasures for the rest of their lives. Great job Grampa.
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#10 posted 07-01-2013 03:42 PM
I’m curious about how you account for wood movement in the top? is it veneer?
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!
#11 posted 07-02-2013 04:21 AM
12 strings – You discovered my lack of expertise. I made no allowance for movement. The top is solid Walnut in same thickness as sides. I assumed that the size of the top and bottom were such that wood movement would be a non-issue. Time will tell. the top is about 7”x12”
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