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Son and Fiancee's ring box for the wedding

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Project by Gene Howe posted 03-26-2014 05:57 PM 1133 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box is 3 1/2” tall and 4” square.
Walnut and maple. Finish is Watco+poly+wax.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 06:03 PM

Great contrast on the wood, Gene. Nice.

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 06:04 PM

Sweet box, Gene!!..........Jim

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 06:34 PM

Nice, clean and classy

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 06:34 PM

Hello Gene Howe

Very sweet box for a great evenement

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 06:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful Gene.

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 07:09 PM

That’s really cool Gene. I like the contrast.

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 07:13 PM

Really nice Gene. What a great gift. I see some grain matching in the corner and some curly in that Maple. You built the knob also? Simple elegance.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 07:35 PM

Looks great

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 07:38 PM

Thanks everyone, for your kind words.

Jeff, yep, built that little sucker, too.
And, your vision isn’t failing. the box was made from one piece, 45’s were cut and care was taken to align the grain. Used the tape up trick for clamps.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 09:03 PM

Very nice, I am sure that it will be cherished for many years.

what did you use on the inside forc5he rings.

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 09:08 PM

ooo ahhhh that’s awful darn pretty,what a special box for a special occation,very very nice Gene

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#12 posted 03-26-2014 09:46 PM

Thanks Prof. and Jim.
Prof, I used a kid’s pool noodle. Cut it lengthwise at about 1/3 of the diameter, cut a slit on the curved side and the wife covered it all with a scrap of her soft quilt material. She says the material is called called “Minkey”.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 03-26-2014 11:56 PM

Looks very nice from here but you need to hinge the lid or some nervous Nellie will drop it while trying to get the ring out during the ceremony!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 03-27-2014 01:06 AM

Thanks, Andy.
Maybe we should tape it to the ring bearer’s hands.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 03-27-2014 01:12 AM

Good plan!
My daughter was a ring bearer when she was little and did a cartwheel coming down the aisle! My wife almost died. I loved it (and she didn’t drop the ring)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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