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Project by socrbent posted 03-22-2012 03:55 AM 1271 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas 2010 I made 8 Walnut boxes with box joints. I had a friend laser etch each of my grand
kids first names in the lids prior to final assembly. Used Watco Danish Oii finish.

-- socrbent Ohio





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robert triplett

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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 so little time!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 02:24 PM

They look good Socrbent – very consistent!

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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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.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- 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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MasterSergeant

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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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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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.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 12:10 PM

Very nice work – very clean

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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itsmic

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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

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socrbent

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#8 posted 03-24-2012 02:34 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Thinkerf

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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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12strings

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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!

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socrbent

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#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”

-- socrbent Ohio

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