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A Box For Aunt Gail

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 04-27-2019 07:18 PM 618 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Aunt Gail is heading back up North for the season and I thought I would send her back with a gift.

This box is 6 7/8” wide, 4 3/4” deep, and almost 4” tall including the lid.

The sides are made from 1/2” Walnut and the lid is 13/16” thick African Padauk. The bottom panel is 1/4” Birch Plywood.

The lid has a 3/16” overhang all the way around and a 3/16” x 1/4” rabbet to fit the interior dimension of the box and just lifts off. It is bevelled both top and bottom.

The mitered corners are reinforced with Padauk splines.

The finish is Watco Danish Oil in natural, and Alfie Shine hard wax polish.


This project was completed with hand tools only.


The grain matches three sides.


If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

-- Tim





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 04-27-2019 08:22 PM

Do you know the trick to make the grain wrap on all four sides? Requires resawing a thick board, but then the inside of the board becomes the outside of the box and wraps on two corners and bookmatches on the other two corners. Think ABBA.

Nice looking box! Keep up the good work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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unclearthur

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#2 posted 04-28-2019 12:40 AM

Really nice looking box.

How do you cut the large bevels on the lid? Tablesaw?

I’d be curious to see a picture of the bottom of the lid.

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Oni

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#3 posted 04-28-2019 03:11 AM

Beautiful box with lid.

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Timmy2Hands

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#4 posted 04-28-2019 03:17 AM

All the bevels were cut with hand planes until they met at the corners and then sanded from 150 to 220 with sanding blocks.

Here is the sketchUp model for this box.

-- Tim

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 03:59 AM

Tim, nice work as always. I may have made it a bit larger front to back, but the proportions look great. I like the colors. The finish looks fine. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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unclearthur

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#6 posted 04-28-2019 04:13 AM


All the bevels were cut with hand planes until they met at the corners and then sanded from 150 to 220 with sanding blocks.

Here is the sketchUp model for this box.

- Timmy2Hands

Thanks for providing the sketchup model.
Could you explain your process a bit for making these big bevels with hand planes and maintaining symmetry, etc…..... I could imagine myself making quite a mess of it.

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 04-28-2019 06:41 AM

Nice box, I really like the grain wrap. Colors are great for me. What did Aunt Gail think about it?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 04-28-2019 08:48 AM

Outstanding….

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Timmy2Hands

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#9 posted 04-28-2019 11:33 AM



Could you explain your process a bit for making these big bevels with hand planes and maintaining symmetry, etc…..... I could imagine myself making quite a mess of it.

- unclearthur

Here is a Paul Sellers video that explains it really well.

-- Tim

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#10 posted 04-29-2019 04:40 AM

Nice design and wood colours look great

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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