Baptism Boxes

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Project by Gianni posted 07-15-2016 05:59 PM 852 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend just had twins and asked if I could make a pair of wooden boxes to hold cards and gifts from their baptism. I agreed very willingly, then found out she wanted some pretty specific and complex patterning on the tops. After she sent me some pictures and requests, here is what came out of the hopper.

I scrolled the names out of a walnut piece I had, but wasn’t sure if she wanted them on the front or the top. I left the final addition of those pieces to her.

They’re not perfect, and they may not be the “best” that I can do, but they’re certainly what I did. Pretty proud of how they turned out.

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#1 posted 07-15-2016 06:15 PM

Nice work on the patterns! Looks great.

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 07:36 PM

Very nice keepsakes

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#3 posted 07-15-2016 07:57 PM

Nice boxes, and the pattern for the tops really shout out at you. Splined miters not only make the joint strong but they look darned good

I quit using the stop chains on my boxes when I discovered that Rockler and other sources have 105° hinges that hold the lid at the perfect angle.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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