Basic Keepsake Box

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Project by NJBirdman posted 02-17-2013 01:09 PM 1251 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project for valentines day. The box is made of walnut with maple splines, and the top is cherry. This design was kept basic due to my lack of experience with box making in general and it was a first attempt at spline joints. The finish was sparyed on, another first, semi gloss poly. Ohh yeah the tray inside is made of cherry as well. Overall I was pretty happy with the final product and so was my wife!

-- --Denver-- Any society that will give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 01:56 PM

Very nicely done. It’s always good to keep the wife happy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 02:32 PM

Nothing wrong with simple. First project or not. Good job.

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

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 02:57 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 03:48 PM

It looks good!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 04:59 PM

For a basic box it came out excellent…and it is one really nice Valentines day gift…
I made my first basic box in 1959 and still had it until 2005…

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 05:03 PM

That’s a cool box. I like the walnut and cherry combination.

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

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 05:20 PM

Great work,,,, I like the colors and design…. Well done

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

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 10:20 PM

very nice work. Makes me want to follow your example. Did you hinge the top?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#9 posted 02-18-2013 01:31 AM

Thank you for the compliments. The top is hinged I should have thought ahead but poor planning forced me to get cheap plated hinges from home depot :-#. Checking out this site every day has inspired and pushed me to try new and different techniques. Big thanks to everyone here.

-- --Denver-- Any society that will give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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