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Project by lemmy posted 01-18-2022 01:45 PM 795 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made three boxes from wood my father in law had in his basement when he dies. I made one for each of his daughters. I used maple , walnut, purple heart, zebra wood and one type that I’m not sure what it was. The frame was mounted to the base using sliding dovetails. To make the ring holders, I cut down Nerf darts and covered them with sheets of felt and secured it with hot glue.





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-18-2022 03:20 PM

beautiful boxes with a lot of special meaning.nice work.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-18-2022 03:37 PM

Nice jewelry boxes. Is the wood you are uncertain about the dark wood lid with the light patch? I am going to look at the wood data base.

Added: Maybe Bendee, in the Acacia family.

https://www.wood-database.com/bendee/

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 01-18-2022 03:47 PM



Nice jewelry boxes. Is the wood you are uncertain about the dark wood lid with the light patch? I am going to look at the wood data base.

- gdaveg


Thank you.
Yes, that’s the one. It smelled like cinnamon when cut and I had an allergic reaction after working with it for a few days, if that helps.

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#4 posted 01-18-2022 03:56 PM

Nicely done work. Good looking boxes that he girls will cherish.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 01-18-2022 05:56 PM

Excellent work. I like the key pulls, dont often see those.

Nerf darts. Now thats original.

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

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#6 posted 01-19-2022 02:17 AM

Very attractive work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 01-19-2022 02:31 AM

Beautifully done.

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#8 posted 01-19-2022 02:59 AM

Beautiful work! This is my next project to try. do the side doors have soft closing hinges, how do you keep them closed?

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lemmy

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#9 posted 01-19-2022 03:05 AM



Beautiful work! This is my next project to try. do the side doors have soft closing hinges, how do you keep them closed?

- lamairepr

They are just brass hinges. I set magnets in the door and body of the box.
I would also recommend putting something across the bottom of the doors to keep the longer necklaces inside. I didn’t do that and it’s an issue.
Good luck. It was a really fun project. I used the opportunity to learn a lot of difficult things.

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#10 posted 01-19-2022 03:23 PM

beautiful boxes – all three

-- 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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