Small keepsake boxes

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Project by sugarpine posted 07-06-2017 03:31 AM 939 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some ash scraps after doing some re-sawing. Rather than squirrel them away for future use like I usually do I made some small boxes for a friend’s daughters. The tops are two layers of 1/8” baltic birch plywood. The names were scrolled out of the top piece and a bottom piece was glued to the back. I packed mahogany epoxy wood filler into the scrolled names and sanded it flush after it dried. It helps to pre finish the top before scrolling so the color from the epoxy filler doesn’t get into the pores of the plywood. The dark trim is wild mango.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 04:34 AM

Very nice boxes. You did a great job on the names too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 11:42 AM

Beautiful boxes!

”...It helps to pre finish the top before scrolling so the color from the epoxy filler doesn’t get into the pores of the plywood…”

And I learn something new. Thanks!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 05:34 PM

Very nice idea for leggs section. I like the signs. My self also tried this tecnic on one project – real fun indeed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 05:56 PM

Nicely done. A gift that will make an impact for years. The scroll work is very well done. Lettering is very difficult but you nailed it. Or as it were glued it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 07-08-2017 03:19 PM

Very nice!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#6 posted 07-08-2017 03:29 PM

You have done a wonderful job on these boxes.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 07:06 AM

If this was done on a larger scale, it would be a beautiful stool with an underneath storage. I think the names are perfect for personal gifts and add a nice detailing to the end product. Without it, they would have still looked stunning and timeless.

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#8 posted 04-17-2018 04:55 PM

Nice boxes

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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