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Project by JoeyG posted 692 days ago 3555 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know the name is cheesy but it’s fun. This box is for my cousin who is about to have a baby boy. She wanted something to keep things from his childhood in.

The box is Walnut with Padauk and Maple miter keys. The lid started as a piece of Walnut. It then received Jatoba banding on the outer edge. The medallion is made up of Bloodwood, Wenge, and of course Cherry. The handle is made of Wenge and Cherry.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 692 days ago

Nicely Done Joey… a great looking box. I am sure your cousin will love it.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#2 posted 692 days ago

I really like your combination of woods. Compliment each other.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 692 days ago

For some reason this first picture makes it look out of square. I promise it’s square.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 692 days ago

Looks really great Joey. I like the medallion…it idds a nice look. The Padauk plug in the back also adds a nice touch.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 692 days ago


@Greg, I really wanted to use this piece of wood, but didn’t know what I wanted to do with the knot so I made it the back of the box. I plugged it with the padauk later on and now I wish I had used it for the front because I really like how it looks. That’s how it goes sometimes.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#6 posted 692 days ago

I really like this box great job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 692 days ago


-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 692 days ago

Nice work, love all the color contrast should age just wonderfully…thank for the post…BC

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#9 posted 692 days ago

Prety cool box. I like the top.

Now that you mention the squareness…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 692 days ago

Thanks everyone,

I really don’t know why that first picture looks so out of whack. I should probably try to get another photo of it, but I think it will be all right.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 692 days ago

I really like everything about this one but I am really impressed with the PERFECT fit of the medallion. How do you achieve that fit? Any concerns that wood movement will spread the miter joints on the Jatoba ‘frame’ around the lid?

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

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#12 posted 692 days ago

that is a perfect box for keeping the babys things in, i think each person born should have there own box, and then when your life comes to an end, put yourself into the box as well…...hey…the idea sounds good…lol…..but you did another fantastic job…...boxes are just way to fun, im about to finish one myself…it comes soon…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 692 days ago

I like this one best the way you showed the grain. And I REALLY like the Padouk plug in the knot hole on the back panel. Details like that make it special.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#14 posted 692 days ago

You may have the lens set for wide angle, otherwise the box looks great even if it does not look square!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 690 days ago

Joey, what a fun project especially when you think about what the box will hold. I am sure that your cousin will treasure your gift forever!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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