Repair job on a Keepsake Box for my granddaughter

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Project by crowie posted 09-30-2021 04:47 AM 1024 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Repair job on a Keepsake Box for my granddaughter.

A woodworking mate made this box for me a year ago.

The box is Jarrah with a recycled door panel with an inlay for a lid.

In the latest move, the lid got stress and split down the join.

Glued together with “medium thick” clear Starbond plus an added centre backing brace in Silky Oak which is glued in place.

The box is now slotted to accept the brace along with the closed end support.

The edges have all been routed with a 1/16” roundover bit.

The whole box has been resanded and refinished with a fresh batch of WipeOnPoly.

Repair completed, very happy daughter.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-30-2021 04:53 AM

Good repair….wood is excellent material, you can make endless repairs and always will look good as new.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-30-2021 05:47 AM

Great looking timber/box… worthy of a repair.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 09-30-2021 05:54 AM

I have got to agree the features in the timber make very attractive

I had to do a double take on just where the repair was and upon finding it, its excellent work

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-30-2021 06:56 AM

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#5 posted 09-30-2021 11:52 AM

good job, happy granddaughter

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 09-30-2021 12:08 PM

Very good work, Peter!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 09-30-2021 12:33 PM

very good save and repair – love the wood

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-30-2021 01:03 PM

A perfect repair. It is invisible and the wood is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-30-2021 05:24 PM

nice box with a good finish. Daughters are great recipients of our work, appreciative.

-- Ron

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#10 posted 09-30-2021 07:02 PM

Super cool to be able to save such a beauty…Well done…Good to have a handy man around…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 10-05-2021 11:23 PM

Lovely Keepsake Box and Beautiful Timber….
Peter, you did a remarkable repair job. Quite Invisible…WELL DONE!!!!!

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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