Keepsake Box

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Project by Nick_R posted 11-01-2012 01:54 PM 1496 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas gift for my Niece’s serious boyfriend who works for Game and Wildlife. I thought he would appreciate the use of Cedar and Bloodwood (one of the softest woods and one of the hardest woods) used together. I like the contrast. I also Dove-Tailed the corners with the dovetail showing to the front of the box.. I thought it gave it a woodsy/hunting/ type of feel. The interior is rough cut unfinished aromatic cedar and the interior bottom is lined with felt.

I finished the box with spray lacquer and steel wooled in between coats. Initially I was thinking he could store his weapon and ammo in the box, but I do not believe it is big enough at 9” x 6” x 4.5” .

Give me your thoughts, comments and criticism Jocks!


-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#1 posted 11-01-2012 02:28 PM

Cool Box Nick ,nice work.

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 02:44 PM

Nice job Nick.
I bet he gets a lot of good use from it, and I really like your design.

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 06:27 PM

Matchless piece ! You’re a great Uncle. Your niece will be so proud of you and I bet that her boyfriend will definitely like that too!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 12:31 AM

Very nice looking box.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#5 posted 11-02-2012 01:10 AM

Nice design and I like the wood combo. The dovetails only showing on the front threw me for a while. Half blind dovetail jig and router?

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

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