Token Box for Father in Law

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Project by Gator posted 01-11-2011 08:37 AM 2500 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the token box I was going to try and blog.. but ended up going straight through with the build.
It is cherry with walnut drawer sides and miter lock keys on the top for accents. It is approx. 8 5/8×8 7/16×9” deep with the three drawers having 3 compartments in them 2 1/16 wide to hold the display cards for the tokens.
I made a few mistakes, but overall he liked it, so it is all good.

Finished it with danish oil, poly, and waxed.

Thanks for looking.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 10:21 AM

beautiful box, I hope one day I can make this, Im sure your father in law will enjoy this box, great job

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 11:16 AM

Well, the trick is too overcome the mistakes and make something presentable anyway. Mission Accomplished in your case! Very well done. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 12:50 PM

What’s not to like about it? Fantastic job :)

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 01:15 PM

A master craftsman I respect once told me, “A Master Craftsman isn’t someone who can create without making mistakes.” “He becomes a Master Craftsman when he can fix the mistakes and make something without any flaws.”

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 04:08 PM

Nice work. Working at small scale, with the complexity of drawers and dividers is a challenge. But worth the effort. It’s an attractive piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 05:25 PM

Gator, thats a nice box.

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 03:43 AM

Wow! Excellent craftsmanship. Love it!!

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 04:50 AM

Thanks everyone.. it was a real learning curve for me especially from the design perspective.

Ben, Thanks for the inspiration and advice to make some dovetails.. LOL


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#9 posted 07-24-2012 12:59 PM

No doubt, he would like it! Great work, this is not an easy project. Very well planned and executed. Its sure to be hardworking and envied.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 01:31 PM

Gator, that is really a nice box and you did a nice job on it. That box would be very useful in a shop or office.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 07-24-2012 04:28 PM

Thanks guys, he does actually like it and the cherry has really come to life with age.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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