Daughter's Walnut n' Maple Box

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Project by SawdustyDan posted 03-08-2015 03:59 PM 1409 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another “labor of love”, along with the ones I made for my wife and son. Also done several years ago, when I was still shaking the sawdust off of my alleged woodworking skills. It includes my first (and so far only) attempt at a double book match. OK, so it came out looking sorta like a cow face (admit it – you just ‘mooed’ in your head…)

The sides and lid pieces were re-sawn on my wobbly old 10” no-name band saw and finished with my fresh-out-of-the-box Ridgid 13” planer. All were then cut to size on my trusty old 1946 model Milwaukee Delta 10” table saw and jointed on my 1954 model Rockwell Delta 4” jointer. The box joints were done on my also-trusty Craftsman router and table; still measured and cut mostly free-hand, as I hadn’t yet tried making a jig. I trimmed it out in maple, as I’d acquired an affinity for contrasting woods – and she asked for it, too. Used the same 1/4” firm poly foam, for the padded bottom and lid panels, as I’d used for my son’s mahogany box. Figured the green was a better color match for this one.

A masterpiece of woodworking skills? Not really. A box full of love and imperfections? Oh, yeah, it is that. And, she has the only one in the world!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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#1 posted 03-08-2015 05:36 PM

That’s a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 07:57 PM

Those labor of love projects are the ultimate and your labor of love on both your boxes show.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 09:25 PM

I have been looking at your boxes, they are just beautiful. Keep it up.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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