Wedding ring box.

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Project by lateralus819 posted 08-28-2013 12:55 AM 1539 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a recently finished ring box for my fiance and I this sunday.

Curly maple, African mahogany. Sculpted the sides with a hand plane, originally i was going to use a belt sander, but turns out my recent block plane from Don worked very well at this task. Drew my arc on the side and went to town! The finger recess was done with a file and sandpaper. I was surprised how easy it is to do tapers and profiles with a hand plane.

No i did not make the pillow, although i did offer, but my fiance accepted.

Finished with vintage maple dye, 2 coats of tung oil, 1 coat of wax.

Should have done the hinge BEFORE finish, but oh well. Live and learn.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 12:56 AM

Just noticed on the last picture It looks as thought the inset mahogany panel isn’t level, it is, must be the camera angle.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 01:00 AM

Beautiful box made that curl pop !......congrats on your engagement

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 01:05 AM

Very nicely done with beautiful grain display! Best wishes to you and your fiancĂ© this coming Sunday, may the Lord bless your union with many happy years. Also, if I may share the words of wisdom I received from my younger brother: “In marriage, Brother, you have to decide whether you want to be right or you want to be happy.” ;-)

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 02:49 AM

I think your box turned out great! I like the pillow idea…I have not see that before

-- Dick

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 12:05 PM

very well done.

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 04:54 PM

Thanks for the well wishes and thoughtful comments everybody.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#7 posted 08-30-2013 07:11 PM

Lovely box! It’s truly fitting to carry the honor of storing or bringing the wedding rings. Great job and best wishes to both of you!

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