A Preview of something different for me

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 09-27-2009 04:44 AM 1297 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, So this coming week I will be married for 5 years (how time flies). It just happens that the traditional gift for a 5th anniversary is wood (How lucky!). I wanted to do something a little different and beyond what I have done before. After looking at various ideas on the web for small boxes to put something else in.. I found RunnerDucks small keepsake box.
I thought this was a great idea and would hold the other gift well. So I decided to first make a prototype out of what else.. a 2×4 scrap. I used the general idea but adapted things as needed. I was so happy with where it was going that I went to WoodCraft and bought a few really nice turning blocks of exotics to make into the final box.

Here is a small run down of how I did the box ( I documented the final box a little better in pics but I’ll post that one next weekend more then likely)

First I actually cut the lid form the block and not having a bandsaw I used a miter box.
Then used a forstner bit to drill out the actual box.
Taped the two pieces to gether so I could line up the dowel hole using my drill press.

Prototype 1

Then glued a 1/4” dowel into the lid as noted in the directions.
prototype box 2

After drying time and trimming and sanding decided to actually finish the 2×4 box completely
prototype box 3

prototype box 4

One thing I decided to try that is differnt is to flock the interior of the box rather then just ptting felt in it. So I went back to WoodCraft and got some information, tips and supplies
What the Flock

I just finished the flocking of the piece a few minutes ago so it is still drying but I like how it looks at the moment, so much so I went ahead and flocked the final piece as well.

So the pieces should be dry in sometime tomorrow morning and I look forward to seeing how they turn out. I will post more anout the final piece later on as I mentioned. I really liked making them and they did not take a very long time I Still have several pieces of the wood and plan to make a few more.. hmm perhaps some Christmas gifts are in order. :)

Thanks all

btw.. sorry about the pics need to figure out what service I am going to use going forward Flickr is telling me my account is full and I do not liek what PhotoBucket is offering.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 05:43 AM

You can upgrade to flickr Pro and upload to your hears content. It’s quite reasonable.

Nice prototype.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 06:45 AM

Nice idea for a small box. Thanks for the link, and thanks for your step-by-step.

Looking forward to the “Good wood” boxes being posted.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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