Playing card box

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Project by dpritts posted 05-21-2014 11:50 AM 2442 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got a new jointer, new planer, and a big stack of lumber, and wanted to practice milling on some smaller scraps of pieces of wood before i destroyed some nice boards. I started with an idea of making a box. The scraps I was going to use weren’t deep big enough to make a box with lid, and weren’t wide enough for the lid, so this is what I came up with. It’s essentially a tray that holds two decks of cards, and I have no idea what you would call the rest of it. A stand? It was the first time for me making splines, and i liked how they looked, so I made the “stand” open so you could see them.
It is a gift for my wifes grandmothers birthday.
Made of walnut and maple.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 01:18 PM

Great job. Great choice of wood and design for such a small box

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 01:28 PM

very cool design, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 03:09 PM

Very nice design! Never see that before. Thank for share. Try to copy. Excelent work

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 03:24 PM

Verry nice box, a little different than any others.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 04:11 AM

D, this is an interesting design. I think I would call it a “sandwich box.” I don’t think I have seen anything quite like it, but it is fun and clever. This was my take on a card box. This is a slight variation. However, neither one has the creative pizzaz of your design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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