Commemorative plaque, keepsake box, Congratulations Graduate

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Project by grace123 posted 08-08-2012 03:24 PM 1573 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a candlebox. It is made from red oak and is made from plans designed by Charles Niel, his Colonial Candlebox. The dimensions are: 15 inches length, 5 1/2 inche wide, 5 inches high. The corners are joined with dovetails. The lid has been shaped to slide into a groove inside the box. It was designed as a gift for my sister who is will graduating from nursing school in three days. She is 49 years old and the mother of 7 children—What a great achievement.

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 04:56 PM

Nice box ! And getting a nursing degree at 49 (with 7 kids), that is indeed an amazing feat !

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 05:53 PM

Beautiful box, very well done.
Congrats to your sister, that is a great achievement.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 08:48 AM

Really nice I like what you did with the top.

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 04:26 PM

I love the detail in the joints. I’ve learned to do mortise and tenons, but still struggle with dovetails.

Great piece!

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