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Project by Doug posted 11-30-2012 11:09 AM 1406 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am running low on scraps of wood….maybe I need to make another maple kitchen table?
The first set of maple boxes I have scroll sawn figures into the lip and backed the lid with cherry stained maple for a nice fit. Also I used scxapes of 1/8” walnut for keys. Second photo are some potpourri boxes from WOOD magizine pattern…great gifts for family. Third and fourth photo is maple boxes I notched like really large finger joints, then locked with 1/8” dowels…letting them proud 1/8”....did same for the lid only used bridle joint and same dowel only planed flush. My mother made the counted cross stich panels which are 6 inch squares. Thanks Mom.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood





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#1 posted 11-30-2012 01:26 PM

Very nice work on these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 04:57 PM

Nice gifts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 05:35 PM

VERY cool.

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 06:29 PM

These are all so cool I like all the separate designs,these are supremely wonderful gifts and great craftsmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-30-2012 06:39 PM

Captain, these all look very nice and will make wonderful gifts. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 08:26 PM

I like those Christmas boxes!

-- "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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#7 posted 12-01-2012 01:28 AM

they all look great, but the fact you could incorporate your mother’s cross stitch panels with your own work is something you will be able to cherish for years.

thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 06:34 AM

great looking boxes. just in time for christmas

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 03:58 PM

Very creative! Better than some plastic boxes you can buy in store.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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