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Project by dclark1943 posted 744 days ago 1527 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these small ring boxes were made for consignment at a local gift shop here in Kansas city, I made about 18 of them out of cherry, bubinga, maple and walnut. the stripes are various woods, and the finish is danish oil. the boxes have three padded rolls in the bottom to hold two rings, and we chose two patterns: linked rings, and also linked hearts for the engraving.

-- Dave, Kansas City





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BigTiny

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#1 posted 744 days ago

I have a few questions about these lovely little boxes:
Dimensions? I’d guess about 1.5 inches inside with about 1/4 to 3/8 inch material thickness. Close?
How much are you charging the store for each one?
Have you thought of doing custom orders through the shop with initials engraved along with or instead of the designs you now offer (at an additional charge of course)?
Lastly, how they selling? Probably be best around May or June.

Paul
the nosy little guy

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 744 days ago

Another home run by a true craftsman.

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 744 days ago

Nice boxes. Since they’re small and shipping wouldn’t be too bad, maybe flog them on Etsy ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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dclark1943

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#4 posted 744 days ago

Monte Cristo—Yes, I’m headed that way—currently working on an office desk, then maybe I can get to em. : )

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s455/dclark1943/IMG_0466.jpg!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Roger

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#5 posted 743 days ago

Pretty spiffy Dave

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dclark1943

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#6 posted 743 days ago

thanks roger !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 743 days ago

Dave, let me know how your sales go. I like the work. Did you do the engraving? Hope this leads to some tool money. You might consider putting more in other jewelry shops if this works.

Judging from the background of your desk photo, you have bought some of my favorite toys to play with.

-- Big Al in IN

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dclark1943

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#8 posted 743 days ago

so far sales are slow, but I’m checking in with the store next week; so we’ll see. I have a guy do the engraving.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 742 days ago

Dave, consider making some of these with no engraving too. Customers find uses for boxes beyond what we plan.

-- Big Al in IN

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rance

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#10 posted 742 days ago

Nice boxes. Do you see that customers prefer a hinged lid over the lift-lid?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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bigike

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#11 posted 698 days ago

Very nice job great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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