Puzzle Box

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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 12-06-2009 08:29 AM 2337 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a puzzle box made from bloodwood; the letters are made from ebony with an accent of yellowheart. The box is 5 inches by 9 inches and 2 and 3/4 inches tall. It is made with sliding dovetails and a locking pin. The finish is satin water varnish, and I lined the bottom with black velvet. The letters are my wife’s initials.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 09:13 AM

Beautiful work and great design. i am a great fan of sliding dovetails:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 03:49 PM

Ingenious design and beautifully made puzzle box. Gorgeous finish. Outdamstanding!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 04:06 PM

great box well done


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#4 posted 12-06-2009 04:19 PM

beautiful work ,

very well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 04:49 PM

nice locking mechanism, the letters are nice too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 05:05 PM

I may have to copy you work someday. Now where is my round-2-it.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 05:21 PM

Wonderful box great wood ,unique design a fine build.

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 07:42 AM

Before I copy this I too will have to make a round TUIT??

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 07:23 AM

So your telling me you are married to the fluid in your brain and spine? (cerebral spinal fluid) jk. Love the color.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#10 posted 02-03-2018 01:24 PM

This is a beautiful puzzle and nicely done. It’s a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 01:35 PM

I love the rich color of the bloodwood. Nice job.

-- 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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