My fourth attempt at Woodworking a Sewing Box /Seat

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Project by Markslawes posted 08-18-2019 03:24 PM 1095 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

Finally finished my fourth project since starting woodwork, so 2x grandchildren done, 1x mum done and the most important girl in my life 1x wife done ;-) So now 2x grandchildren to do 1x dad, 1x son and 5x daughters to do :( and not sure I will live long enough to do them all so need to get a wiggle on.

I am afraid the moment I finished this my wife had it from my hands and was transferring all her sewing stuff from her little Roses Chocolate tub straight to her Sewing box, hence the pictures have all her sewing stuff in there.

I used Steamed beech for the main box and Walnut for the trims and outer legs. Its the first time I have used Walnut and whilst expensive I really love it, when I sanded it down it was just so smooth. I really struggled again getting squared cuts as my £99 table saw is just so inaccurate and I do not have the experience to figure out how to work around it so in reality this project has plenty of faults if you know where to look for them, but to the untrained eye (my wife) its still wonderful.

My wife wanted something to sit on in the mornings while she blow-dries her hair hence the padded seat on the lid, the material is pretty thin but it is what she wanted. The letter is something I have done with my grandchildren’s projects and now my wife’s. On the lid of the box there is a panel screwed down inside the middle of the walnut trim and then covered with the same upholstery as the top, under the panel is this letter for my wife only to be opened when I left this mortal world. Something my grandad did for my mum and sisters nd it gave them a lot of comfort after he was gone so I make a habit of doing the same now.

Anyway I hope you like it, now to think of things to make for grandchildren 3 and 4 LOL

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#1 posted 08-18-2019 03:36 PM

Very nicely done!

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#2 posted 08-18-2019 04:34 PM

well, it looks pretty darn nice to me

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 08-18-2019 09:56 PM

Nice project, the note is making it special. Special works.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 08-19-2019 04:24 AM

You are doing very well….just keep on that way. Beautiful box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-19-2019 11:23 AM

Nice work!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-22-2019 06:35 AM

Thanks all

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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