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Project by JHawkFan posted 05-30-2020 09:52 PM 456 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for my wife to keep letters and cards in.
Made out of walnut and birch. I wanted to to try few things I’ve seen. So the sides have dovetail splines and the top has dowls. My wife is not a much of a fan of these kinds of details and would rather have a simple box, to compromise I did a very dark stain so you can’t really see the the dovetail splines. Wanted it to look more old and rustic than new and shiny.
Thanks fo looking.

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill





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Andre

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#1 posted 05-30-2020 11:37 PM

Good looking box, next just skip the splines and Dove Tail it:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JHawkFan

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#2 posted 05-30-2020 11:53 PM



Good looking box, next just skip the splines and Dove Tail it:)

Thanks Andre and I wish I could do dove tail. Haven’t learned that one yet. I think dove tails look amazing. That’s on the bucket list to learn though.

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 05-31-2020 09:13 PM

Well, not appreciating the details on this is you wife’s loss, looks pretty darn good. Is it intended to be a lap desk?, or just for storage? Either way, it looks very nice, and very much like an old antique. Nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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SeattleSawdustMan

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#4 posted 06-04-2020 02:29 AM

Beautifully done, I have one of those on my list, I need to get on it.

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JHawkFan

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#5 posted 06-04-2020 01:27 PM



Well, not appreciating the details on this is you wife s loss, looks pretty darn good. Is it intended to be a lap desk?, or just for storage? Either way, it looks very nice, and very much like an old antique. Nice work.

- Oldtool


Thanks Oldtool,
Yeah I agree her loss. But I had fun doing the details and learning them. It is just intended to be for storage. I wanted to give it a different twist, so you could use it for a lap desk. I saw one after I finished this that was for recopies. That added a piece at the bottom of the door so you could set the card there and read it to keep in place.
But thank you.

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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JHawkFan

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#6 posted 06-04-2020 01:31 PM



Beautifully done, I have one of those on my list, I need to get on it.

- SeattleSawdustMan

Thanks Seattle SawDust (BTW I up that way for a while, My oldest was born on the other side of the sound)
This one was very simple and easy. That’s why I added the details. Hope you knock one out soon too and share pics of it here.

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 06-09-2020 03:08 PM

Fan, I like your work. The grain in the walnut is beautiful. I like rounding over top inside edges to make them more finger friendly. Just by way of sharing ideas, you might look here This is a good project and I like the idea of not having it look too new. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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JHawkFan

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#8 posted 06-10-2020 02:14 AM



Fan, I like your work. The grain in the walnut is beautiful. I like rounding over top inside edges to make them more finger friendly. Just by way of sharing ideas, you might look here This is a good project and I like the idea of not having it look too new. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy


Hey Boxguy,
Thank you! I looked at your link and really like the look of that one too. Thanks for sharing!

-- ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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