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A "One Wood" Keepsake Box

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Project by kdc68 posted 07-20-2019 01:11 PM 384 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t built a box without combining at least a couple wood species together in a long time, hence the project name. This is made from solid hickory and a hickory veneered bottom panel.

This was actually a piece of wide plank hardwood flooring that I acquired years ago. The plank had so much character that I thought it would be perfect candidate for a keepsake box on it’s own.

It is finished in lacquer and lined in ruby red velvet.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 07-20-2019 01:53 PM

Great box. That hickory looks terrrific. I like all the subtle features and clean lines and great construction. The handle is a nice touch.
Jon

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kdc68

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#2 posted 07-20-2019 01:59 PM



Great box. That hickory looks terrrific. I like all the subtle features and clean lines and great construction. The handle is a nice touch.
Jon

- MrWolfe

Thanks for the compliment!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Andre

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#3 posted 07-20-2019 02:44 PM

Nice looking box, did you use splines inside the corners?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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kdc68

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#4 posted 07-20-2019 02:47 PM



Nice looking box, did you use splines inside the corners?

- Andre

Thanks Andre! No splines, just a good miter

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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drewpy

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#5 posted 07-20-2019 03:22 PM

Love the Hickory. That’s one great box!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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kdc68

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#6 posted 07-20-2019 03:40 PM



Love the Hickory. That’s one great box!

- drewpy

Thanks!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 07-20-2019 09:39 PM

I am a huge fan of Hickory looking Hickory. Strange maybe but so often all you see are bland looking boards, no streaks, knots, whatever.

So killer wood, and a nice box form. Love the tiny feet, it’s some of the little character details that make a box special. Only wish the top was fully out to the edge of the sides. Hopefully that miter only won’t come back to haunt you. It’s an end grain joint, even if it is tight. Adding splines to the outer corners, or into the miter add that crossed grain, so your glue will work better. Have something to grab, so to speak.

Still very nice box. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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kdc68

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#8 posted 07-20-2019 09:46 PM



I am a huge fan of Hickory looking Hickory. Strange maybe but so often all you see are bland looking boards, no streaks, knots, whatever.

So killer wood, and a nice box form. Love the tiny feet, it s some of the little character details that make a box special. Only wish the top was fully out to the edge of the sides. Hopefully that miter only won t come back to haunt you. It s an end grain joint, even if it is tight. Adding splines to the outer corners, or into the miter add that crossed grain, so your glue will work better. Have something to grab, so to speak.

Still very nice box. Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 07-21-2019 02:40 AM

Good looking box!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#10 posted 07-21-2019 04:15 AM

Smooth looking grain combined with a nice design on the box kdc. I very much like the handle too. Nice work.

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

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kdc68

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#11 posted 07-21-2019 07:53 AM



Good looking box!

- Dave Polaschek

Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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kdc68

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#12 posted 07-21-2019 07:54 AM



Smooth looking grain combined with a nice design on the box kdc. I very much like the handle too. Nice work.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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