Keepsake box

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Project by Danal posted 09-17-2014 11:16 AM 1914 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the few that know me, I make wooden beer mugs. I have been absent from posting any projects for awhile and will be back more in the future. This is my first project since our shop and basement was flooded in April. Five foot of water and mud left by 6” of rain in a very short time. Lost every tool and some beautiful collection of wood and of course finished projects. Kim(girlfriend) is a high end juried artist, lost most of her handcarved purses just before a big show in Florida. We’ve rebuilt what possible and replace rest. I will post some pics later about the rebuilding of our shop. This small box is the center of the mugs after cutout. I have over 300 of these sitting around(didn’t get lost in flood) Easy to make and the hinges are brass or wood dowels. Great Christmas gifts if anyone wants to make out of scrap wood. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 11:24 AM

Great use for those inner pieces! Looking forward to seeing what comes out of the shop since the flood.

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 11:29 AM

Great to see you back. It has been a tough year for many of us, but we pick ourselves up and get back to work. You will rise to the top again.

Great project. Good use of scrap.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 12:16 PM

Very cool!

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 12:05 AM

I am in the process of making these now
Check out Etsy for keepsake boxes.
There are many there..
Fun and exacting for the pin placement.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 06:50 AM

Danal, sorry to hear about the flood. Looks like you have recovered and I hope have a shop that is better than ever. This is an interesting shape.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 03:55 PM

Dan your box is really nice and should be a good seller. Great that you were able to save your drop offs from the mugs – it sucks that you lost all of your tools and wood. Happy that you are getting back to normal.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 11:52 AM

Nicely done Bandsaw Box, sorry to hear about the flood.

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