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Project by bradnelson posted 01-17-2013 03:14 AM 2184 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

boxes are made of purple heart and yellow heart, padauk and yellow heart, quilted ambrosia maple and padauk, and quilted maple and walnut crotch. the corners are mitered with dovetail keys. the inside bottom is lined with velvet. the lid just lifts off. on three of the boxes i scrolled in names of friends and family members and gave them for christmas. they are about 9” long by 6 tall by 6 wide. i made the bows on the scroll saw.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 03:18 AM

Great looking boxes,fantastic gifts.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 03:22 AM

WOW! I bet they are happy to be on your list! They are all beautiful!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 05:12 AM

Great job, wooden bows just facinate me

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

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The Box Whisperer

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 12:01 PM

if I may ask, whats the easiest way to cut dovetail keys? I could build a spline jig to cut the slot, but the key itself, still unsure….

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 01:35 PM

Those are really nice; you must be very productive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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jap

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 01:52 PM

great work

-- Joel

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Ryan Haasen

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 02:29 PM

These are outstanding boxes! Those Dovetail keys are really cool!

-- Ryan

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Underdog

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 02:45 PM

Those are great! Love those bows.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 04:17 PM

Very cool!

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horky

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 07:31 PM

here is some info on dovetail keys. How to cut the dovetail and the key.
http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/409/dovetail-keys.pdf

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Surfside

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 08:22 PM

Those are really beautiful and gorgeous!

-- "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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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 01-17-2013 09:49 PM

Those are gifts that don’t need wrapping. Beautiful enough to give to loved ones.

—www.sawblade.com

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-18-2013 01:49 AM

Those all show a lot of skill and craftsmanship. The bows fascinate me. Horky- Thanks for the link.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-18-2013 08:15 AM

Beautiful knots!Awsome boxes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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