Wedding Card Box

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Project by hazlett posted 05-14-2012 07:26 AM 2999 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Fall I asked my oldest niece if she would like her uncle to make her card box for the reception. She loved the idea, and so started my 4 month project. I’m a scrollsaw guy, small projects like ornaments and pictures are more my speed. This was definitely a challenge, I had planned on buying large ornate hinges and a fancy metal heart shaped lock to match a fancy hasp. As you see, it ended up ALL wood. I could not find anything to my liking, so after looking at many other fantastic projects on Lumberjocks, seeing wooden hinges and such , I gave it a shot. The hinges have a metal rod inside capped with dowel to conceal the ends. The heart lock and hasp are permanently fixed to the box. To open the box, you carefully slide the brass rod in the hasp hinge out. The side panels are from a Patrick Spielman pattern. The grooms name is pronounced VOY-TA. Hope you like, maybe someone can get some ideas from this for their wedding card box. Scott.

-- Scott, PA.,

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 05:33 PM

Very nice work there. Ilove it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 01:16 AM

You did a great job on all aspects of that box. The hinges are much better than store bought and your scrolling makes it very special. I like the dowel joinery as well. And they got married on my birtrhday!

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

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 01:36 AM

Seems you took this challenge head on and were victorious, great looking box.

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

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 12:17 PM

Thanks guys! Very much appreciated.

-- Scott, PA.,

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 12:46 PM

Nice clean carving – it looks nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 07-25-2014 12:40 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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