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Easter egg display box

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Project by jbswearingen posted 04-23-2019 10:50 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Dearest husband, your sacred mission is to build me an Easter egg display box of the finest wood with which I shall impress my esteemed family when we host Easter dinner.”

Okay, actually, my wife told me to build her a simple box to use as an egg centerpiece for Easter dinner. I may have exaggerated a bit. Her original idea was just a block of wood with holes drilled into it, as she found on Pinterest.

Wood is curly maple and cherry. Finish is several coats of spray on satin lacquer. I used the dovetail spline jig I built a week ago (posted as another project here) to strengthen the miters. Wood was resawn and oriented to create a continuous grain effect.

Yes, her family was mightily impressed by it. It led to several tours of my messy shop.

-- Semper fi, Brad





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Gary

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 12:27 AM

It turned out great. Well done.

-- Gary, Florida

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swirt

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 01:19 AM

Great looking box….errr display. Really nice wood choice.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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klinkman

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 05:40 PM

very nice, love the joinery

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 04-25-2019 12:46 AM

Love that Curly Maple, and those oversized splines are rocking it too.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 04-25-2019 09:35 AM

Nice doves.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Tom

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#6 posted 04-25-2019 06:00 PM

Nicely done. I usually go too far when my wife asks for similar things. Can’t seem to help myself when a new project presents itself!

-- Tom

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