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Project by davidtheboxmaker posted 05-11-2008 09:35 PM 2068 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of mini treasure chests made from sapele with rippled sycamore sides.
Most of my work at the moment consists of fairly small boxes involving some routing out from a solid piece.
These were fun to do and used up some small pieces that were lying in the shop waiting for the right project to come along.





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Woodhacker

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#1 posted 05-11-2008 09:40 PM

Pretty cool David. Very nice detail.

I might have to try some of those sometime. A good use of small sized “leftovers”.

What is the hinge material? It looks like maybe a 1/8 inch dowel?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-11-2008 09:42 PM

Hi Martin,
Hinge is a little bigger than 1/8th ( it is 4mm) African Blackwood that I turned for the project.

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SM

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#3 posted 05-11-2008 09:47 PM

Elegant. Simple looking . . .but I find the smaller boxes are harder to get consistent results.
I like the two different shades of wood and “Treasure chest” shape is perfect for small box theme.
(I hope you consider “copying” a compliment because I might try . . .)
SM

-- SM

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 05-11-2008 09:49 PM

those are very great boxes. I think i know what the 40+ members of my family will be getting for Christmas this year! thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 05-11-2008 10:15 PM

David,

I would really enjoy reading (and seeing) a blog from you demonstrating your techniques in creating such perfect lilliputian keepsakes.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#6 posted 05-11-2008 11:50 PM

very neat, I like the mix of woods. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-12-2008 12:08 AM

Cute little things! Very nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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SM

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#8 posted 05-12-2008 01:56 AM

John’s request: “David, I would really enjoy reading (and seeing) a blog from you demonstrating your techniques in creating such perfect lilliputian keepsakes.”

Yes, me too!
SM

-- SM

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#9 posted 05-12-2008 02:06 AM

David,

These are gorgeous little boxes and the woods you chose work well together.

This was a nice post!!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 05-12-2008 02:12 AM

sweet little boxes. top of the line workmanship.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 05-12-2008 06:39 AM

These are such nice, small, simple, beautiful boxes. I love the scale. Did you make one long piece for the top and bottom and then chop it into several boxes?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#12 posted 05-12-2008 09:13 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.
For JohnR and SM – I’ll take some photos and write up a blog next time I make some of these.
Blake – I make the tops and bottoms in 2’s so that I have longer pieces to rout, then chop in half, just as you thought.

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#13 posted 05-12-2008 01:59 PM

I love those small boxes. Did a great job.

-- JJohn

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#14 posted 05-12-2008 05:38 PM

Great looking boxes, very nice work.

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#15 posted 05-13-2008 04:43 AM

David, These are very cool looking boxes. Looking forward to seeing that blogas well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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