Bible Box based on Gary Rogowski design

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Project by Notw posted 10-13-2014 07:34 PM 3397 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took the jewelry box design from Gary Rogowski and changed the dimensions and made a Bible box instead. Obviously I left it a bit larger in case I change Bibles in the future or if my next devotional book is larger.

The box is made from cherry, I chose to made the corner joints flush as opposed to having them overhang and then went with a solid cherry bottom so I did not use rice paper or anything on the bottom. The inlay on the top is made from Walnut and the dowels on the corner are from an assortment pack from Woodcraft.

The finish is Minwax polyurethane that I sprayed with my airbrush. I did 4 coats sanding with 320 and 400 grit sandpaper in between each coat.

This box had a lot of first for me: first time I had tried to do an inlay (used my plunge router and spiral bit), first time with this style corner joint, first time doing a bread board top. I learned a lot on this project and had a lot of fun making it.

Thanks for looking.

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 09:10 PM

Nicely done brother! A fine place for the Good Book to rest when not being read!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 10:11 PM

Amazing work!

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 11:59 PM

Very nice!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 06:05 PM

simple but beautiful…. a very special box for very special contents

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Dirk Van Essendelft

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 05:11 PM

I am a huge fan! I want to make something similar for my pastor. He is such a special guy to me. Thank’s for sharing!

-- Blending Traditional Woodworking with 21st Century Tools

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