small box for mothers day

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Project by demps12 posted 713 days ago 973 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a nice, homemade present for my mom for mothers day. I got some nice ideas from this website and decided to make a box with splines. The box was made from 1/2” pine with walnut splines. I used a honey stain (A Minwax product) that gave this project some extra flavor. I used brass hinges and hook and eye to hold the lid firm. I used 5 coats of wipe on poly to finish with sanding in between. Thanks for checking it out! Please leave a comment or tips!

-- Dempsey, Ohio

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 713 days ago

That’s a Very Nice Looking Box you made. And your only 18 years old! I’m looking forward to seeing how good you get as you get older. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Nice box. I could not have pulled that off at 18. I am not sure I could even hit a nail with a hammer when I was 18. I look forward to see more from you.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Nice job! The walnut/pine combination worked well together. And finished in time for Mother’s Day!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 712 days ago

Thanks a lot everyone I hope to improve over the years. Thanks for everything!

-- Dempsey, Ohio

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#5 posted 711 days ago

Lovely box.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, you have to be doing something right to make pine look that good.
Thanks for posting.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#6 posted 711 days ago

Great looking Box, the splines came out nice

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

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#7 posted 670 days ago

That is a beautifull box. Love the variations in the spline lenghts. May just copy that ;-)

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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