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Project by PTIII posted 09-10-2008 03:46 AM 1418 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these boxes for simple birthday presents for my mother and my fiancee’s mother. The box is constructed of cherry with walnut trim, and my first attempt at half-blind dovetails. The lid is curly maple with a walnut “frame”. Finished with a couple coats of tung oil. I was relatively proud of how these turned out.

-- Patrick, Jacksonville, IL

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#1 posted 09-10-2008 03:57 AM

These are nice, I like the OG edging.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 09-10-2008 07:02 AM

Pretty cool. I like the details.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 09-10-2008 08:21 AM

very nice, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#4 posted 09-10-2008 02:50 PM

Really nice. I like the wood choices and the edge profiles.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-10-2008 03:11 PM

Nice pair of boxes. I like the ripple on the lids.

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#6 posted 09-10-2008 05:09 PM

Very nice… great craftsmanship!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 09-11-2008 08:31 PM

dig the dovetailing great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 09-12-2008 07:20 AM

These are great. Nice design, the moms will love em.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 12:47 PM

really nice & your choice of woods is excellent!!!!!!

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#10 posted 01-20-2011 01:05 PM

great looken boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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