Incra "Trinket Boxes" for Christmas Gifts.

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Project by sonnyr posted 12-18-2012 06:48 PM 4427 views 15 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These nine “trinket boxes” were made using the plans taken from the Incra “Projects & Techniques” book by Perry McDaniel. The finishing method was taken from LJ “Kelby” in his post (#7) in the thread titled “What is danish oil?”. These pictures do no justice to the look and feel of his method. Thanks a bunch, Kelby, for your input. I will be using this finish on many other projects. The boxes are 6” X 9” X 3 1/4”. I used an door panel type router bit for the lids and added a chain to hold the lid when opened and 3/8” felt circles recessed in the side bottoms. The walnut hinges were made using Incra’s method. I was able to sequence 3 corners on most of the boxes and used one full piece when laminating the lid. Curley maple and walnut were used to construct the boxes.
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#1 posted 12-18-2012 06:56 PM

Wow that’s a lot of work and they look spectacular ,I really like all of the wonderful details you incorpirated in these fine boxes

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 07:09 PM

Some real beautys! Got to Love Incra. I llok fwd to making some of those hinges.

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

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 07:27 PM

Great job

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

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 07:37 PM


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#5 posted 12-18-2012 08:46 PM

WOW. That is some DETAILED work.

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 10:03 PM

Great looking 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 12-18-2012 11:10 PM

I like the look of these boxes… saved for future reference. The half-blind double dovetails look fantastic.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 12:14 AM

Very nice boxes and a lot of work with the nice wooden hinges and other details.
That INCRA jig sure opens up a lot of possibilities .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 01:15 AM

Very nice work, looks very good.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 01:43 AM

Wonderful work. Lucky recipients of your work!!

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 02:26 AM

Very nice! I love the look of the double dove tail. I have done a few so I can relate to what goes into making the joint. I have not tried the hinges yet.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 04:31 AM

Beautiful work. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 01:22 PM

These are all very beautiful. Very well done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 01:47 PM

Very nice!! I like the way the grain “pops” on the sides of the boxes.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#15 posted 12-19-2012 03:53 PM

Nice clean lines! I’ve seen several boxes that were built with Incra jigs and methodologies, and I’m always amazed by the tight tolerances.


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