Wedding ring box for my daughter

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Project by RCCinNC posted 06-24-2020 01:10 AM 1285 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a long time since I’ve posted a project, because…due to current events, in all honesty my focus has not been what it needs to be to work safely in the shop. So I decided to post something I made a while back.

It has now become a tradition (x2) that I make a ring box whenever one of the kids gets married. The first one was a beveled finger jointed box for my son. The second one posted here, was for my daughter.

This was my first real project using a new horizontal belt sander. A little bit of a learning curve, but I really love the machine and what it allows me to do. My daughter and son in law were happy…and now all their friends want me to make ring boxes for them when they get married…so apparently it was a success…Oy Vey!

I’ll post my son’s box in a few days. It has similarities to a recently posted, and exceptionally lovely box that has beveled box joints, and I feel I need put a little space between the two projects. Anyway, more ring boxes are apparently in my future!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#1 posted 06-24-2020 01:28 AM

Very nice design and I’m sure she loves it.
Great attention to detail and the curves make this elegant box shine. I don’t quite get the tray with the ribbons and cut outs but you’ve done a super job here. The nesting tray is perfect.
I bet you are gonna be busy with their friends’ requests. Lots of great features on this box.
Well done.

Oh… maybe the holes with the ribbons are a lift for the tray?

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#2 posted 06-24-2020 04:40 AM

Love it. A fat box, and a bandsaw can give you some wonderful lines. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 06-24-2020 06:33 AM

Interesting design. I like the use of the splines on the butt joints. And the ring tray is very unusual in design, which I also like.

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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#4 posted 06-24-2020 01:26 PM

Beautiful design and execution. The contrasting woods work well with each other. Love the box shape, the curved lid, and the design of the lift. Also like the ‘floating’ lid element of the design.

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#5 posted 06-24-2020 03:24 PM

This is fantastic and I hope someday to get to this level. Thank you for posting this inspiration! I love the colors and the Japanese inspirations.

Not having made these, what’s the purpose of the tray and ribbons? I just don’t understand how the ring fits. Is it tied to the ribbons and above the tray? Does it hang below the tray into rest of the outer box?


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#6 posted 06-24-2020 03:28 PM

That’s very nice! And yes, maple and walnut go really well together.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 06-24-2020 05:12 PM

Thanks for the kind comments!
So…to solve the grand mystery of the ribbons…

The box was for both the bride and groom’s rings, which was set next to the minister during the ceremony. The ribbons were designed to go under the rings that were placed in the recesses, so that the rings could be easily removed using the ribbons to lift them out.
Basically insurance against fumbling around to get them when needed….or better said…insurance that I wouldn’t get grief afterwards if they were difficult to remove, or worse, dropped!
Basically covering my backside more than anything else…; )

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#8 posted 06-24-2020 05:29 PM

Oooh, a box with lots of juicy details. My favorites to look at here on LJs!

Great work! It looks like you made a simple shape then spent your hours “releasing” the Kraken to create this beauty.
The only sad thing is it is intended to remain empty (perhaps storage for the engagement rings)?

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#9 posted 06-25-2020 02:37 AM

Nice. I like the look with all the curves.

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#10 posted 06-29-2020 01:33 PM

Lovely Box. So much going on. Great attention to detail and design.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#11 posted 07-01-2020 11:50 AM

Very nice box.

-- Roger

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