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Cherry Keepsake Box

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Project by Nick_R posted 12-01-2012 10:48 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have discovered Cherry… What a great wood to work with! I have been making Christmas presents for the last 6 weeks and I have not been able to post my work because it might ruin Santa’s surprise… :)

But in this case I can post. I was making this for me niece and when I finished my wife said that is beautiful! very masculine…. :(

So I am now working on something a little more girlie for my niece.

I had lots of fun making this using almost all my tools.. Table saw, chop saw, router, bandsaw, sander, clamps….. AWESOME..

It is a free hand (no plans – seat of the pants) project.

I like it.. it uses Cherry, Oak and Aromatic Cedar…

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 12:55 AM

Nice looking. I don’t think it’s too masculine.

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

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 02:34 AM

Nice box!

Just put a Disney Princess sticker on the top and it will be perfect for a little girl. ;-)

Truthfully, I think a girl would love this box.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 02:44 AM

Nice job Nick.
Now you have a nice box, and you get a chance to make another for your niece.
Smart move… :)

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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dnick

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 04:30 AM

I like it. Very nice proportions. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 04:31 AM

Nice work Nick.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 01:21 AM

Nick, This is a nicely built box. Good work. I liked your coin banks on your projects page. This is a little zen, but having no plan is a plan. I always think of cherry wood as being feminine. Just how do you plan to make your new creation look feminine? Here is a hinge technique you might try…just a thought. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 07:59 PM

I like your bandsaw box.Admirably done!

-- "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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