The making of a his & hers ring box

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With lots of help from Joe and quite a lot of luck, this project may open.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 05:45 AM

Absolutely Beautiful!

An excellent Photo-Shoot!
In #23, those good OLD transformers are still good for something… Yes?! Nice touch!

Nice fix on that bad screw… brass, I take it…? Why can’t they be strong enough to hold something?!

Fantastic box… 1st time I’ve heard of a Ring Box too… in my day, the Best Man had one ring & Maid of Honor the other and presented them when requested. How times change!

So, it was used just ONCE… and to be kept as a Keep Sake from now on…

Very nice!

That wood was excellent too!

Thank you for a wonderful writeup!

Keep it up!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 06:05 AM

You’re too kind Joe. Those transformers were salvaged from a couple of Admiral B/W TV’s that I traded in then scrapped in about 1970. They must have been used in hundreds of my projects. Admiral assembled TV’s here in Australia using kits from America. Sheoak really is a beautiful wood, it’s only grown here in Western Australia and is hard to come by and very expensive. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve hardly BOUGHT any wood since my retirement and I let it be known to all my family and friends that I was in the market for FREE wood and it hasn’t stopped arriving since!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 11:23 AM

Hi Harry,

Great job, and well documented.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 11:36 AM

This is a wonderful box and a very nice job.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 12:54 PM

G’day, Harry, that is a sweet box you made for your grand daughter. I like the picture tutorial in detail. Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was wondering if you have used Vix bits for centering holes for hinge screws. When I found out about them, I never had a screw off center much any more. They are spring loaded and fit in the countersink of the hinge for centering.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 01:53 PM

Thank you guys for your nice comments. Yes Jim, I have a set of Vix bits but even the smallest one is too big for those tiny screws and in any case the pressure needed on the drill for such a small box would not have been a good idea. I’m finding this forum very difficult, normally I’m able to post photographs with my answers, which in this case would have been useful for members not familiar with Vix bits.
helluvawreck, I couldn’t open your link.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 01:57 PM

Sharp Ring Box, well organized description of procedure, beautiful wood, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 02:58 PM

Great work! I loved looking at the projects process. Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 03:03 PM

Nicely done!

I learned about broken brass screws the hard way, had a good friend that told me to use a similiar sized steel screw as a tap of sorts, Run it in, run it out and then use the brass screw, works like a charm.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 03:48 PM

Great write up, and really nice looking box. I am planning on building a jewelry armoire for my daughter and was trying to figure out how to make the ring holders. Thanks to you, I don’t have to wonder anymore!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 04:22 PM


Pictures are Super Easy to insert as you are posting…

NOTE: Just above the top line where you are typing The Post, you will see:

B . . I . . (—) . . img . . | show formatting reference …..
B = Bold; Highlight (select) what you want Bold then click the “B” – Bingo, it’s BOLD.
I = Italics; Highlight (select), click the “I” – Italics.
(—) = Link; Prior to this point, Copy (Ctrl+C) the URL link you want to use.

. . . . . Type the description you want associated to the Link.

. . . . . . Hightlight the text you just typed, Click the (—) symbol, a small pop-up happens,
. . . . . .push Backspace to remove the //http: then Paste your copied URL (Ctrl+V)... Bingo… done.

img = Image (your Picture you want to Insert).
. . . . . Place the Cursor where you want the Picture to be inserted.
. . . . . Click the IMG symbol… a small PopUp appears.
. . . . . Click Choose… and select the picture you want from your computer & Open it.
. . . . . (you should see the Path to the image just Left of the “Choose” box)
. . . . . Click “Insert this Image”... PopUp gets cleared & you will see a special URL of the Insert.
. . . . . . . When you click PREVIEW, in upper right corner of Posting screen,
. . . . . . . you will see how your Post will actually look once it has been posted.
. . . . . . . Click “Close Preview”, and make any other additions or changes, etc. before posting.
. . . . . . . You can PREVIEW as many times as you wish to get it right.

This is Harry and Marlene in 1952

This is Harry Now!

OK, Harry, that is how simple it’s done…

No more excuses… OK? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#12 posted 04-30-2012 10:53 PM

That’s Beatiful, I really like it, great looking project.

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

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#13 posted 05-01-2012 12:48 AM

Great project and great family heirloom!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#14 posted 05-01-2012 02:20 AM

I really am overwhelmed at the response to this project and thank you all. Two of you have now suggested using steel screws as taps, so providing I don’t forget, I will give it a try on the next suitable project.
As for the ring holders, for jewellery boxes where there are several rows, I use 1/4” or 3/8” dowel and wrap the felt three times around nice and tight and glue the start and finish. I haven’t had time to digest Joe’s instructions for posting photographs, a pity because I could have posted three shots from a jewellery box project.
Now that from today, the owners of this forum take over, it would be nice to think that some of the great features on that forum, like the dead easy way to post photos, any post can have up to 20 shots and I believe that the capacity of the server is about to be increased tenfold.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 02:33 AM

Wow, I think I’ve done it!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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