Engagement Ring Box

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Project by DaveFFMedic posted 06-20-2012 05:20 PM 8684 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I wanted to propose to my wife, I had to put some of my talents to work. I used left over wood from the jewelry box to make a ring box. Wanting it to be a surprise, I worked quickly on this project. No dovetails for this. I chose to assemble the box with box joints. I still was working in the living room of my apartment and didn’t use any power tools on this one. Every joint is hand cut!

The box is cherry with boiled linseed oil and oil based polyurethane. I finished it off with a coat of wax. I had the local jewelry store engrave the plaque for the lid.

In case anyone was wondering, it has a working lock and key. The lid is carved out of one solid block of wood.

I traveled with my wife to the Hotel Hershey in Hershey PA. (My last name is Hershey—no relation.) and I proposed to her in the circular dining room. She said yes.

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 06:57 PM

Hand cut! You must have a lot of patience! Glad she said yes. Wish you the best! Mrs. and I just passed the 40 year mark.

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 08:32 PM

skills indeed….very nice work on such a small project…..and congrats on the yes

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 02:40 AM

Knothead: In my book, there is no substitute for patience and a sharp tool! I don’t do any work unless I’m in the right frame of mind. Rushing always leads to mistakes. I leave plenty of time in my project to get it done right. This year my wife and I celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 03:13 PM

WOW great work, Then I read the part hand cut. Great work and congrats on having her say yes! I’m sure she loved the box….Many yr’s of happiness to you both.

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

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 03:23 PM

For hand cut joints this is very well done.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 04:07 PM

That is a nice job on a small box. To me a small box is difficult to make. Nice job.


-- 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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