Box for sister

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Project by Jon posted 836 days ago 1855 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my younger sister. 7.75’’ x 4.875’’ x 3.375’’. Wood used are maple, jatoba, and walnut. Finished with many coats (lost count) of gloss wipe-on poly. Very happy with the finish, smooth as glass…

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#1 posted 836 days ago

Very nice box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 836 days ago

the finish looks great, jon. nice-ness box-style!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 836 days ago

Your sister is very luck. This is a nice box. It looks like you are getting box building down!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#4 posted 836 days ago

very nice Jon – nice clean finish.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#5 posted 836 days ago


Fine work. Nice clean look with sturdy construction. Looks like you have splines down well and a good technique for attaching the bottom to the box frame. What kind of hinges did you use? I wonder how a box would look if you also attached the top that way? Keep boxing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 836 days ago

A keepsake for sure. She should love it. Good job Big Brother.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 836 days ago

This box is beautiful and I I’m sure that your sister loved it.


-- 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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#8 posted 836 days ago

Great looking box. I like the contrasting woods, and you used them to good effect.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 836 days ago

the hinges are just cheap brass plated.

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#10 posted 836 days ago

Boxguy, what did you mean by attatching the box top?

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#11 posted 836 days ago

Gorgeous box. Great design, wood combination, and construction.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 835 days ago

I love it!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 835 days ago

That is really nice looking. Like the wood accent.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 835 days ago

Great looking box, nice wood combo, you did not show interior. Very nice workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 835 days ago

Very well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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