Aromatic Cedar Gift Box

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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 07-05-2013 11:58 PM 1208 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for an awesome family member. Hope it was liked. I mailed it to them about two weeks ago.

Wood Used: Aromatic Cedar with bluish turquoise and epoxy inlay.

I used a triple thick out of the can clear coat spray finish.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 12:12 AM

Looks like you’ve done a very nice job, but more pictures and the dimensions would be enjoyed.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 01:33 AM

A very nice box…I am sure it was well received….well done

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 02:14 AM

That’s very impressive.

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 02:50 AM

That’s nice. Someone should be very proud of that gift

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 04:50 AM

Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

Here are a few more cell phone photos I took during the build.

The box dimensions are about: 4.5”H x 6.5”W x 8.5”L.

I also should mention I used 1/8” birch plywood on the bottom. I also flocked the inside bottom with red felt.

As for mounting the top I borrowed the method Andy uses in the basic construction of his sculpted boxes.

I appreciate how Andy and others share their innovative ideas.

After I inserted the top and inlayed the turquoise I rounded all the edges except for the bottom edges on the router table. I then went to the table saw and carefully cut off the lid using another technique I seen somewhere on LJ.

P.S. There were a few small cracks in the wood that I filled with epoxy.

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 05:44 PM

Great Job LWW.
Love the grain on that cedar.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 10:19 PM

Awesome gift box

-- Norman

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 03:39 PM

Lloe – for the top I cut a bunch of smaller strips with similar colors and textures then glued them togeter.

Thanks for commenting!

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#9 posted 07-09-2013 02:32 PM

Fantastic box! Great wood choice and the turquoise inlay added a great accent.

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