Wedding Cards Box

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 08-01-2015 11:59 PM 1428 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basswood Wedding Cards Box
Dimensions: 15” x 11” x 12”H

I made this box for a customer who will chip carve it as a gift for the bride. The bride requested this size box to hold cards on the day of the wedding so my thoughts or my customers thoughts about the size weren’t part of the discussion. After I finished construction it looks a lot like a file box. I wonder if the bride has plans to use it for files after the wedding day?

On an earlier post I asked for feedback about methods used to cut off the lid of a box. I applied some of the suggestions and had good success this time. I made sure everything was square and set the height of the blade just shy of the thickness of the sides. Setting the height like this keeps the box together when the 4 sides are cut. The cuts met up nicely and using a sharp knife I easily separated the top from the bottom. With a little clean up the top and bottom fit together just great.

Thanks for looking!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

4 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 12:02 AM

Looks like a nice clean build,it should be perfect when all the carvings done.


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#2 posted 08-02-2015 05:52 AM

Nice work, glad it went better for you on separating the lid from box.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 11:41 AM

Marty, looks like you have mastered cutting off tops and have a good hinge technique. I find that it really helps setting the saw height for the cut-off if you save a scrap of the side material and set your saw height with that. It also helps to set cut with the top away from the fence and the bottom of the box on the fence. Snazzy clasp you used. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 06:26 PM

You’ve done a fine job separating that lid.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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