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Ring box for my son’s wedding

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Project by RCCinNC posted 06-29-2020 02:17 PM 478 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I posted the ring box I made for my daughter’s wedding, so I decided I should post my son’s version as well. This was actually the first of the two boxes. The body is curly maple with cherry accents, the interior is a combination of the maple with Purple Heart. The handle was from a piece of book matched spalted maple…a lucky find! Finished with multiple coats of wipe on satin poly.

This is one of my first box joint projects. The bevels were an experiment that came out well…I wanted something different…and the box itself sort of evolved as I went. Like my daughter’s box, I made it so it could be used for other things later.

My set up, as seen in the last picture, was kind of overkill, but it worked well enough…though with some burning. Luckily the shop has windows…; )

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





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 06-29-2020 03:27 PM

That is a real fine piece of work, RCC. Admire everything about it.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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Woodknack

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#2 posted 06-29-2020 04:36 PM

That is quite the ring box. Congrats to the family.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 06-29-2020 05:42 PM

Now that’s a totally unique design, very creative ,looks super!

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#4 posted 06-29-2020 08:12 PM

I like the way you turned the maple into a detailed lid handle, neat idea!

I half expect to see a smaller box emerge from the center, it looks like the pieces are all part of something buried deeper within 8^)

Nice work!

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 06-29-2020 08:20 PM

Beautiful!
Lots of great little features on this one too. The lid handle worked out GREAT.
This feels like a larger box than it really is. Cool that it is larger than life with the style and design. The way the fingerjoints peek out from behind the legs is another great feature.
Well Done!

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#6 posted 06-29-2020 11:22 PM

that is one sweet little box my friend,i also like how you did the box joints,great look.thats quite the setup you used,kinda rube goldbergesque-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 06-30-2020 04:12 AM

+1 WOW RCC I remember for your kind postings but I will add a fine”woodworker”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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RCCinNC

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#8 posted 06-30-2020 01:28 PM

Thanks everyone. Having acknowledgment from people that know what goes into creating a piece is much more satisfying than the wife’s “That’s nice honey!”…though I like those too. ; )
Time to get back into the shop and create something new, instead of posting old stuff!

Everyone of you LJ’s that view this, and those who don’t…take care and be safe, OK?

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

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#9 posted 06-30-2020 01:58 PM

Excellent work RCC! That is a lovely box :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 07-01-2020 06:20 AM

I like EVERYTHING about this box!

-- Just a Joe

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#11 posted 07-01-2020 11:52 AM

Very nice detail. Can you explain your tablesaw setup in a little more detail? What are all the clamps for?

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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#12 posted 07-01-2020 11:52 AM

Very nice detail. Can you explain your tablesaw setup in a little more detail? What are all the clamps for?

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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RCCinNC

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#13 posted 07-01-2020 02:16 PM


Very nice detail. Can you explain your tablesaw setup in a little more detail? What are all the clamps for?

- Roger Gaborski

I had a shop accident about 6 month prior to making the box. Not my finest millisecond, but that’s all it takes unfortunately. My left hand has 4 slightly foreshortened fingers. No real detriment, but my “senior moment” opened my eyes wide about revisiting shop safety. The “setup” was a result of requisite purchases with safety a primary goal and my being gun shy from the accident.

As a result, I purchased a Sawstop PCS and a used Excalibur sliding table. I made custom lockdown clamps for the sliding table fence. These clamps, the two quick release clamps and one f clamp held a back up board and box support jig to the sliding fence. I then clamped the box to the back up board and used the sliding table to make the bevel rip cuts to the box sides, hands well away from what is arguably a pretty touchy cut. There are far easier and certainly cheaper ways to do it, but at the time this is the one that satisfied my need for the safest possible approach. The sliding table, once properly set up, (definitely a challenge…I made up a few new expletives in the process) has proven itself to be a favorite addition to the shop.

So, as a friend pointed out, I need credit Rube Goldberg for his contribution… ; )

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

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