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Project by bradnelson posted 552 days ago 1532 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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#1 posted 552 days ago

Great looking boxes,fantastic gifts.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 552 days ago

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Great job, wooden bows just facinate me

-- 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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The Box Whisperer

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#4 posted 552 days ago

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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#5 posted 552 days ago

Those are really nice; you must be very productive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 552 days ago

great work

-- Joel

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Ryan Haasen

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#7 posted 552 days ago

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

-- Ryan

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Those are great! Love those bows.

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#9 posted 551 days ago

Very cool!

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#10 posted 551 days ago

here is some info on dovetail keys. How to cut the dovetail and the key.

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#11 posted 551 days ago

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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#12 posted 551 days ago

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


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#13 posted 551 days ago

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 551 days ago

Beautiful knots!Awsome boxes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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