Wedding Keepsake box

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Project by Tooch posted 06-01-2013 at 06:42 AM 963 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a gift box I made for my buddy Bill who is getting married today. I saved his invitation, save the date card, and a few other things to include in the box (as a starter kit), and also plan to put their card and gift inside as well.

I used red oak for the box sides and birch ply for the lid because it engraves more evenly than the “grainy-ness” of regular oak. I decided to keep it simple with no clasp on the front (to draw attention to the dovetail joints), and finished without stain, just 3 coats of polyurethane.

Hope you enjoy it, comments/suggestions are always welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 at 11:39 AM

I like it , nicely done and great gift idea.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 at 12:30 PM

Nice work Tooch,

What type of dove tail jig do you use?

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 at 12:44 PM

porter cable jig with the “through” attachment. sorry I forget what the attachment’s model number is… a pain to setup but once you get it figured out you can blow through lots of wood in a short time!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 at 02:57 PM

Very nice box Tooch! A fine gift!

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

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#5 posted 06-04-2013 at 09:25 AM

Simple design but looks really classy. The great dovetails set it off. Well done!

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 at 05:57 AM

A nicely crafted gift and keepsake box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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