Odd boxes

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 11-04-2013 10:00 PM 1147 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are from a commission to make 10 small boxes as Christmas presents for a single extended family. Let’s hope they go down well.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 10:05 PM

Nice gift ideas.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 10:08 PM

Boxes very beautiful, will be very pleased. Compliments

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 10:37 PM

Great little boxes, they are all very nice and I am sure will be received very well…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 10:38 PM

Thanks chaps!

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 11:32 PM

I think you’re safe with the gifts. I like ‘em.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 11:48 PM

looking good
all very nice

the only thing i would maybe ask about
is having some engraving done on brass plates
(like at a jewelry store)
with the recipients name
or the family motto on them

might run that by the client
they could be screwed on anywhere on the box
to give them all a connected feeling to each other

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 12:51 AM

Very Nice Projects and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 12:56 AM

Great collection

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-05-2013 09:09 AM

Excellent work Stan.

What method did you use on the joints please?

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 11-05-2013 09:50 PM


The boxes are the band saw type with the cut faces planed up, glued and clamped. I had my doubts when i read about this technique, but there always seems to be just enough long grain to make it work. These may be crude, but they’re fast and people seem to love them. The dovetail is my favoured joint; I might even get them right at some point.

All the best.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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