Cherry wine/memory box

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 08-18-2012 02:36 AM 2191 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commission piece to be given as a wedding present. I used figured cherry for the wood. I would usually hand cut dovetails, but this was an excuse to use my new Incra I-box. I was almost done, and I felt that the lid was lacking something, so I made the banding. I generally don’t like using brass hardware, but for this box, it really fit and I really like it.

After getting the glasses, I was able to fit everything in and I used 1/4 mdf to make dividers. Then I stole some fabric from my wife and used a hot glue gun and lined the inside of the box with the fabric.

The finish is BLO and paste wax. This is a piece that I wish I could see in a few years after the cherry has darkened. I was really happy with how it turned out, and so was my customer.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 02:41 AM

wow, Thats Very nice! love the grain of that cherry. Looks like your Incra I-box jig was worth the money

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 03:07 AM

Looks good !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 03:08 AM

That is one beautiful box!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 03:35 AM

I love to attempt nice boxes and I think this one is just great!.................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 06:29 AM

Nice work, I’ll have to make a few for Christmas

-- Vince

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#6 posted 08-19-2012 12:03 AM

Beautiful looking box for sure…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 08-19-2012 01:06 AM

That turned out beautifully. I’m not a fan of hardware either but the brass works well with the figured cherry and will look even better once the cherry darkens. The banding was just the perfect finishing touch.

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

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#8 posted 08-19-2012 01:31 AM

Very nice box, great color and finish.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 12:38 AM

Sick buddy!

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