Engagement Ring Box

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Project by bhacksaw posted 12-03-2014 10:54 PM 2306 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin asked for an engagement ring box, so I whipped this one out of scraps of Walnut, Redheart and Pine. The concept (see SketchUp pic) ended up being more simplistic that the end product, I couldn’t help myself. I was going to just do Redheart for the splines, but I thought it needed a little pop. Pine was the only good contrast I had around. It ain’t exotic, but I think it works. I also didn’t intend for that tiny lip on the top, just a result of setting the router table ogee bit a little too high. A serendipitous accident.

I definitely need to do some research into the ring-holder-thingy if I’m ever going to do this again. I shaved down a block of foam to fit the box, carved a channel in the middle and wrapped it with silk(ish) ribbon. There was super glue involved which didn’t react to well with the foam, but I got it all to work in the end.

I didn’t have a tiny hinge around so I decided to go with the … I’m not sure what the proper term is. Rabbet and tenon? No, that can’t be right. Anyhow, this was accomplished with chisels. I learning my way around chisels and enjoying it so far.

Finished off with a few coats of BLO. Very proud of my first ring box.

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 03:27 AM

Beautiful job!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 04:16 AM

Thank you. This project also has the distinction of being the first original design that I have built.

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 09:37 PM

Looks great! And the tiny lip on the top is great added detail. (Don’t tell anyone it was a mistake, it looks good)

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 10:36 PM

way kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 06:33 AM

Very Nice Project and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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