Little box for the little wife

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 06-17-2013 12:17 AM 1394 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was working on my last project, my first ordered piece (a bookshelf project previous), I had some time to kill when glue/finish was drying. I found some ver nice pallet wood and some small scraps of mahogany. Nothing special just fun, and this is th first time I have ever tried cutting splines so be gentle. Measures 6 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches (11×15.5 cm). Danish oil finish. Haven’t a clue what the wood is on the sides of the box. Love it if one of you could give me an idea. Giving it to the little wife for her to put her hair pins in. Thanks for looking

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 12:47 AM

This box is nice and the next one will be better….at least that’s the way it goes in my shop. Keep on keepin’ on !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 01:24 AM

Looks good. You put time and thought in it and that’s experience that will help you with perfection in the future. As long as you had fun.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 01:55 AM

OH! Another nice one! I like it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 03:17 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Real nice of you to take a look and say something nice. Means a lot to a newbie

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 04:37 AM

Pretty sweet! I’m sure she’ll love it.

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 08:11 AM

Nice box Kaleb and unique design. You may find making boxes addictive.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 01:11 PM

Thanks tatertot and Mike. It was a fun little project of just scraps that were laying around

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 03:24 PM

Nice little box!! Love the wood color.

-- Take care.....Ed

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#9 posted 06-17-2013 03:30 PM

That makes a very nice present for your wife. Well done.

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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#10 posted 06-17-2013 03:30 PM

Very nice looking box! Great Job!!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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Kaleb the Swede

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 09:49 PM

Thanks all. Didn’t think this would make it to the top 15 for the day as it’s only a practice piece but it’s cool nonetheless. Told my wife that I’m moving up in the world. She replied “You’re cute.” Yes, yes I am. Life is good.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 06-19-2013 08:01 PM

Beautiful box! Great design and wood combo. Like the legs, the splines and the handle. Great job!

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