Birthday Present For Nikki

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 08-21-2017 06:09 PM 1593 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve known Nikki since we were kids and today is her birthday. This is what I made for her.

The size is 7” x 4 3/8” x 3 3/4” high

1/2” thick Walnut for the sides and 1/4” Maple for the liner.

5/16” Tiger Maple for the lid panel and 1/4” Birch plywood for the bottom panel.

The mitered corners are keyed with walnut veneer but are nearly invisible.

-- Tim

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#1 posted 08-21-2017 06:31 PM

Very nice work. I’m sure she will be pleased.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#2 posted 08-22-2017 04:44 AM

Love that tiger maple top and precise joinery. I, too, have a Nikki in my life, I am certain your’s will appreciate it as much as mine would.

Jim, Vancouver, Wa

-- Jim, Vancouver

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#3 posted 08-22-2017 12:08 PM

This is a beautiful box and will make a wonderful present.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 08-22-2017 02:40 PM

Elegance through simplicity, very nice!

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#5 posted 08-22-2017 03:12 PM

Great work! Congratulations!
como ganhar dinheiro com salgados

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#6 posted 08-22-2017 03:57 PM

Lovely! Excellent design and execution.

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#7 posted 08-25-2017 07:15 AM

Tim, nice work. What a thoughtful gift. I like the mitered corners and splines. The wood and your craftsmanship are top drawer. Great contrast in colors.

About time to think about a hinged lid isn’t it? As an idea starter, you might look here for hinge making and hinge mortising tips. Using a hinge will cut down on thick sides and the user doesn’t have to set the top down someplace to get into the box. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 08-25-2017 11:47 AM

- Boxguy

Big Al,
Thanks again for the input on hinges.
Perhaps you haven’t looked through my projects list and seen My First Box or my Small Krenov Inspired Cabinet or my Isaac Youngs 1840 Wall Clock or my Raised Panel Box
which all have hinges and by the way all have Daily Top Three badges.
I use hinges when I feel that the design is improved by them, and when it’s not I don’t.

-- Tim

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#9 posted 09-13-2017 10:25 AM

very nice

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#10 posted 04-28-2019 03:13 AM

Wow, that figure is insane. Beautiful combination.

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