Purple Heart and Maple Ring Box

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Project by Duder22 posted 05-20-2017 04:07 AM 1632 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this small ring box as a Mother’s Day gift for my wife to house birthstone rings of our two children. It’s made out of purpleheart and maple scraps that I had laying around the garage and finished with spray on shellac. I used offset rare earth magnets as the hinge and stop. It measures about 2.5 in square. I put a felt pad in the bottom to finish it off. It only took about an hour of work to finish. I used DrAllred’s grease box as the inspiration for this.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#1 posted 05-20-2017 08:22 PM

Nice little ring box! The magnet hing is a cool idea! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-20-2017 11:42 PM

Nice work. I’m sure your wife was giddy happy with her gift. I used to live in Ft.Collins back in the seventy’s and fly fished the heck out of the Poudre River. Have a great time with your projects they look great!

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#3 posted 05-21-2017 01:50 PM

That lid arrangement is neat!

I have a stash of PH that I can’t quite figure out what to do with, your box looks like a fine “solution”.

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#4 posted 05-21-2017 07:17 PM

The ring box looks very nice. How the heck did you get the felt in the bottom?

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 12:03 AM

Thanks for the comments. Fishing season is here. I cut a circle out of foam board and then covered it with a cutout from a sheet of felt. You can get both at any Michaels.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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