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Project by misterChips posted 08-04-2021 07:20 PM 597 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 10 months ago I received a call from a follow woodworker asking if I could make a box for someone, my reply was yes. The customer gave me the dims of the size of the box that he wanted and the type of wood (Basswood) it was a wedding gift card box. After making a prototype from pine I was given the go a head. He did not want the box to be assembled as he needed to do some carving. – after 4 months he called me to let me know that he was finished carving and needed the box assemble. After seeing his work I was scared of making a mistake with the build. He also ask if I could make a tray for the inside of the box that can be used after the wedding. the name of the customer is Wayne and it is for daughter’s wedding.
I had some challenges with the build but in the end it turn out perfect. Sorry for the quality of the pictures as like you all I’m a wood worker not a photographer.
Wayne has some special skills with the chip carving work that he does.

Sorry, one more thing to add, the part that fits into the opening in the front of the gift card box will have the date carved into it once the date has been set for the wedding and put into place.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.





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Eric

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#1 posted 08-04-2021 08:43 PM

Nice looking box, I like the divided tray that sits in it. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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misterChips

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#2 posted 08-04-2021 08:54 PM

Thank you Eric, it was the 4th tray divider that I made for this card box, I had problems with the flocking not working on the first 3 trays. The bottom of the tray divider has black flocking on it and the bottom of the card box has red flocking just like the upper tray divider. Flocking is harder than it looks but once done right it looks dam good.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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987Ron

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#3 posted 08-04-2021 09:24 PM

Nice box. great workmanship.

-- Ron

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misterChips

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#4 posted 08-04-2021 09:54 PM

Nice box. great workmanship.

—Ron

Thank you Ron, this was a join build with the customer, so credit go’s to both of us. I will say that I had to up my skill level with this box, all the miter joints were spot on at 45 degrees and I made sure that the grain rapped around the box. the tray was a perfect fit as it would slowly drop down into place but was a problem with trying to get it out. so I had to sand it to the point that it would be easer to remove with out to much suction. just putting the hinges on had taken 1 hour as I only had one chance to get it right the first time. I’m very glad that I did this build for the customer as my skil set was put to the limit.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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Eric

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#5 posted 08-05-2021 12:09 AM

Misterchips, the flocking is a great idea. I would like to try it sometime. Working on a project now for my daughter’s wedding. I started a blog for the build.

-- Eric, building the dream

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 08-05-2021 05:46 PM

super nice box – carving is great

-- 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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misterChips

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#7 posted 08-05-2021 09:39 PM

Hi Eric,
I had a challenge with the flocking and what you see above is the 4th tray the first 3 did not turn out very nice. I found that if I only put the flocking on the bottom and not on the sides it brings the build to the next level, some times less is more when it comes to trying to improve on things.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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misterChips

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#8 posted 08-05-2021 09:41 PM

uper nice box – carving is great

—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

Thank you – You have the best Quote.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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