Lacewood and walnut small box

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This small box was an exercise in small details and hand planing, it was entirely made by hand , i used a file to make the “routed ” edge. The sides are far too thick for it to look good from the inside and hinge is of poor quality but overall it wasnt bad. The walnut had very open grain and so the wax got stuck in it which is why it looks a little off.

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 03:14 PM

looks fine

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 04:10 PM

It’s a very nice box and the fact that you made it by hand makes it very special. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-21-2017 04:30 AM

Student, I tried to send you a comment sooner, but the site computer was messed up. I like the resourcefulness you showed in making moldings. You have a good eye for design. The technical problems you can work out with time. Below are some postings that may give you some ideas for building future boxes. They are arranged by topic. If you have questions just send me a personal message. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic. They start with the topics that are the most basic to making boxes.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Tips for making music boxes
Building a simple marble game
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Teaching Boxmaking

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 01-21-2017 03:46 PM

I think it’s a nice box, too. People always tell me to not be so hard on myself, so I’ll echo that here to you. You did a very good job. You should feel proud of it for sure!

Al’s tutorial are awesome. I’ve learned a lot from and highly recommend them for tips tricks

-- Stephen - Georgia

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