Incra "Trinket Boxes" for Christmas Gifts.

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Project by sonnyr posted 584 days ago 2619 views 15 times favorited 19 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 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 584 days ago

Great job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 584 days ago


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Craig Ousterling

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#5 posted 584 days ago

WOW. That is some DETAILED work.

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#6 posted 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

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 松

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#9 posted 584 days ago

Very nice work, looks very good.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 584 days ago

Wonderful work. Lucky recipients of your work!!

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#11 posted 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

Beautiful work. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#13 posted 583 days ago

These are all very beautiful. Very well done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Dave Haynes

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#14 posted 583 days ago

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

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#15 posted 583 days ago

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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