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Project by SirGareth posted 02-10-2013 09:37 PM 1024 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project, a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife to hold her wedding ring set. The top and bottom are red oak, while the middle is a block of poplar and pine laminated like you would do for a bandsaw box. I “cored” out the middle block on my bandsaw to create the interior of the box.

The inside will be lined with felt or velvet, along with a styrofoam block covered in felt with slits to hold her rings.

The technique was pretty straightforward, but sanding the top to match the exact dimensions of the body required a few tries to get a good fit.

Now that I’ve acquired a tablesaw, jointer and planer, I think I’ll try a more traditional box next.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking. :)

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California





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#1 posted 02-10-2013 09:49 PM

That is a really nice box, I love what you did with the pine and poplar. If I may ask, what kind of camera do you have? The pic really captured the grain of the oak, and Ive been thinking about a new one. I build many things, but boxes are my favorite. Id love to see what you can do with dovetails or splined miters. Keep building!

-- "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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#2 posted 02-10-2013 10:19 PM

Thanks, TBW. That’s just an iPhone 4S. I had a flourescent desk lamp on the countertop where I took the pic as a spotlight.

I have the book, “Box by Box” by Jim Stack (Popular Woodworking) and I plan to try a few of those boxes next. I’ll probably do a butt joint first and then try to move on to miters (splined would be fun) and then dovetails.

Do you know of any good jigs to help with keeping things square during the glue-ups?

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 11:25 PM

That is a big challenge for sure. I use a few things, I clamp squares to the corners, I have a couple set of lee valley framing clams and they keep it pretty square, but they were 35 bucks a set. I also have a couple of pieces of (true) square hardwood that Ill clamp on too. For me, at the end of the day I need more clamps. Also, I accept the fact that if a small jewelry box isnt 100% square, its ok. Something more important like a cabinet, Ill clamp up square, glue and pocket screw, and remove clamps. For my boxes I prefer to not use metal in the joinery, so I need tons of clamps. Hope this helps.

Im also somewhat limited in the types of wood availible. There are a couple of specialty places but they are really expensive. After seeing what youve done with poplar Im gonna have to head to home depot myself.

-- "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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#4 posted 02-12-2013 03:46 PM

Great looking ring box, like the wood combo. A great gift idea for Valentine’s.

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