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My wife's gift for mother's day. A keepsake box

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Project by guitchess posted 375 days ago 1137 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would make my wife’s mother’s day present this year. It’s a bit surprising when I think about it, but I been a professional carpenter for 22 years and I don’t think I have ever made a holiday gift for someone. About time I guess. The box is cherry, the base is ebonized red oak. I’ve had the hand cut dovetail frame setting around for six months. I just made it for practice(I’m a pins first via Frank Klausz guy) and didn’t know what I was going to do with it.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 375 days ago

Classy looking

-- 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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Oldtool

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#2 posted 375 days ago

Very nice, great dovetails, nice smooth lines, a great build. I’m sure your wife will treasure it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 375 days ago

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 375 days ago

It’s a beautiful traditional box and I love it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 374 days ago

Very nice execution and great design.
Michigander

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#6 posted 373 days ago

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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dnick

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#7 posted 373 days ago

Really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 373 days ago

super job she will love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 230 days ago

The base looks like 4 pieces mitered at the corners. Did you shape the profile of each piece first, then cut out the scroll work, or vice versa?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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