Presentation box for bracelet

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Project by tdv posted 12-19-2010 09:00 PM 2137 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am currently buried in projects for Christmas & building soundbar fascias for my son to take to a show in Las Vegas. This is one ticked off the list at least, we bought an antique silver snap bracelet for my daughter-in-law & I made this little box to present it in. Not in the same league as Triumph Martyn & Steve but a challenge the box joints are 1/8” solid flamed Maple the lid & base are 1/4” ply veneered with pommelle one side & black walnut inside then trimmed all round with ebony the walnut locating strip was a fiddle because I couldn’t cut the rebate before assembly because of the joints so I partially cut them & finished by hand with a chisel into the corners after glue up. I fitted two abalone dots for reference to keep the grain match. It’s finished with sanding sealer & 2 coats of wipe on poly. Must keep practicing if anyone has an easier way of making the rebate all advice will be well received
I’m off to the shop to get on with my other daugter-in-laws desk now
PS sorry about the photo quality I need a new camera & then instruction on how to use it.LOL

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 09:11 PM

Another beauty Trevor. The top is gorgeous and I really like the Abalone detail a lot. Nice touch!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 09:13 PM

Trevor, Lovely box! I’m sure she’ll love and cherish it. I know what you mean about being buried in Christmas projects. I also can really relate to the photography issues. I did get a new camera, but it has so many bells and whistles that I need a course in working it. Then someone can teach me a better way of downloading, editing, organizing images. I admire the guys that have mastered this and do good worworking too.

Merry Christmas

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 12-19-2010 09:29 PM

Your box making skill does far out weigh your photography! Nice box. Great choice of wood. I hope the bracelet was as good as the box. I wouldn’t want this to be a case of keeping the box and not the present1

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 12-19-2010 10:27 PM

You seem like a hurried man. Chill, enjoy.

Love those box joints. Sign of true craftsmanship :)

I think it looks great. No advice on rebates, other that to plan it all out to start with. I need to do that too.

Merry Christmas,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 12-19-2010 11:46 PM

Shute, I bet it looks better than the bracelet!! Those aren’t bad pics, it’s the chatoyance of the grain messing with the lens!! Nice job, Trevor!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 01:23 AM

Fantastic wood combination & the abalone is a nice touch. Well done.

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 02:23 AM

Nice job on the box. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 06:40 AM

That’s a great box Trevor.
The choice of wood is really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 09:35 AM

Thanks for the kind comments guys,
Steve : Yes I am a hurried man, Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat & all that & as for chill…..very funny…..we have 6” of snow & last week it was 18” deep in my back garden, trouble is I don’t have heating & I do have arthritis in my hands. I know what you mean about planning though wish I could be like Mads with his impeccable drawings mine are scribbles with rough measurements & they evolve in the shop or when I’m sleeping
Matt : I knew it wasn’t my fault it’s that damn chatoyance again (did I say it right? tee hee)
Dr Ken : I know what you mean about new cameras & modern technology if only computers were made of wood I’d be an I.T. man

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 12-20-2010 03:17 PM

Trevor, you done good bud. I really love the wood combination and looks to me you nailed the box joints. In my humble opinion the box is worth far more than any bracelet that was bought to be placed in it. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 12-20-2010 07:42 PM

-yes… buried would definitely describe it! in sawdust! -no snow here, but i think my yard is 6” deep with wood shavings! How do you manage to make such magnificent pieces under the deadline pressure?! -That is beautiful!! I’m ashamed to post my ragged, crooked boxes now!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#12 posted 12-21-2010 12:30 AM

Thanks again & Christine I’m sure everyone will agree with me whatever we create in wood is a valid project each one is a voyage of exploration & a springboard to somewhere else

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 12-21-2010 08:45 PM

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Trevor. These is nothing like something that comes from the heart. Really like the inlay and great idea to do it so you always knew the correct positioning to make the grain line up.

I think you found the correct rebate process when it comes to box joints. You could do some preprocessing on the rebates before glue up but you will always have to finish it with a little chisel work.

Happy holidays to you and your family!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#14 posted 12-22-2010 02:23 AM

Trevor you made a wonderful box there.
Marry christmas,
best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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