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Project by Quietflyer posted 02-16-2014 10:33 PM 1124 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is, in my opinion, probably the most beautiful box I’ve ever designed and made. I made it for my friend’s 10 year old daughter, who absolutely loved it. They just added a baby sister to the family, so I figured she could use a lockable box to give her a place to hide her special possessions from little hands in the future.

The main body of the box is purpleheart. The box bottom is scrap birch plywood (since it won’t be seen unless you look at the bottom of the box). The legs are maple.

The lid overhangs the box to meet the tops of the legs, and the edge is beveled to match the taper of the legs.

The inside is flocked in black with two half-height dividers.

The finish is two coats of Livos oil.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 10:38 PM

Simple, elegant, and beautiful! I’m sure she’ll love it!

-- Dean

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chadgr

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 10:43 PM

I really like the lines on this thanks for sharing :)

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Everythingwood1?ref=si_shop

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 12:38 AM

I agree with Dean. You did a nice job on this box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 12:52 AM

Nice design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 01:57 AM

Very nice keepsake box, nice design and lines…great job.

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

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bugz

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 02:40 AM

Very nicely done, clean lines.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Roger

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 11:49 AM

Very classy keepsake box. I like the design and your wood choices

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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GeneR

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 02:32 PM

Greta Job!

How difficult was the locking mechanism to install and can you tell us the technique used?

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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Quietflyer

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#9 posted 02-17-2014 03:06 PM

GeneR,

The lockset wasn’t difficult to install. It sits in a cut-out area about 1/4” deep. I made a template out of MDF for my trim router and a spiral cut bit to make that part. Then there’s a small mortise on the edge of the piece for the top plate of the lockset. Then there’s a small mortise on the lid as well to make the “plunger plate” for lack of a better term flush with the inside of the lid, so it would close properly. It’s all pretty obvious when you have the lockset sitting in front of you. Also, it’s obvious I need to learn more about the terminology for parts of locksets ;)

Alex

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-17-2014 06:17 PM

That’s a good lookin’ box; nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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kiefer

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 02:38 AM

Elegant design and a showpiece .
Everything works so nice together from wood to hardware to the beautiful interior liner .

-- Kiefer 松

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 02-21-2014 05:27 PM

Elegant and classy looking box! Like the design especially the legs and the purpleheart is stunning. Great job!

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