Small Keepsake Box, with tray

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Project by bandit571 posted 01-08-2022 03:41 PM 716 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a small stash of thin Aromatic Red Cedar…about 1/4” thick. All corners, including the tray’s are made with those 3/16” finger joints. Poplar bottom is a 2pc glue-up, also 1/4” thick…glued and nailed in place. Brass hardware.

Fancy, scroll sawn handle in the tray..

Small, through Mortise & Tenon joints to house the handle into the ends of the tray.


2 coats of clear gloss poly. Just on the outside of the box…I do not “finish” the insides of a Cedar box.

The Boss has this little box on her Nite hide her rings and other shiny things from a cat.

For scale..the end view,,is 4-3/8” wide..and is 3-3/8” tall, counting the lid. 3 Brass nails per side, driven down flush.

Thanks for looking in!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-08-2022 04:06 PM

Another fine result of good workmanship. Nice.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 01-08-2022 04:18 PM

I enjoy following your hand tool process for your projects. You show how it really can be done with great results!

That lock looks familiar? Wonder if my key would fit? 8^)

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#3 posted 01-08-2022 04:27 PM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 01-08-2022 05:22 PM

Going to need a better lock if you are hiding all the Jewelry in there, an a lot Bigger:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 01-08-2022 05:58 PM

Nice build Bandit

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#6 posted 01-08-2022 06:18 PM

Nice, Bandit! Thanks for letting us follow along on the journey.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 01-08-2022 06:53 PM

Nicely done Bandit. Looks great.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 01-08-2022 08:51 PM

Well done Bandit

-- Petey

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#9 posted 01-09-2022 04:46 AM

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 01-09-2022 01:13 PM

Very nice box and well built.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 01-09-2022 02:55 PM

Nicely done! My only suggestion is if you really plan on having the lock be useful, I wouldn’t put the hinge screws on the outside of the box…....quicker to unsrew the hinge then break the lock…lol

-- Kevin - making shavings when ever I can!

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#12 posted 01-09-2022 11:46 PM

Great Job Bandit!

-- Mike

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#13 posted 02-25-2022 06:36 PM

Beautiful. This made my grand daughters’ christmas list!! thanks

-- -{ Poor quality far outlasts the low price. }-

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