Small crafty gift box

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Project by Jim Finn posted 03-16-2011 03:47 PM 2715 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made a few of these small gift boxes. It is an oak box 8” long by 5” wide and 2” deep with a hinged top. I uses two small, brass, screw on the surface, type hinges. The ribbon and bow are made of pine and mahogony and are about 3/16” thick by 1”. It is made from a Steve Good Pattern. I did apply flocking to the interior bottom (not the lid). I have made a few using purple heart in the ribbon also. Cutting the 3/16” thin strips required for the ribbon is easly and safely done using a jig I made that allows you to re-align the table saw fence accurately to the same thickness after each cut. The cut off strip is on the waste side of the blade ( not the fence side) . I make the box with 3/8” sides and glue on the 1/4” top and bottom. I glue on the ribbon and bow, apply a finsh to the outside and THEN cut the lid portion of the box from the bottom portion in my band saw. Apply hinges and flock/finish the inside.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 06:18 PM

Nice work, I hope my wife doesn’t see this, or she’ll want them for Christmas decorations around the house!

-- "Delay is preferable to error." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 06:39 PM

I don’t think you could put something in the box that would be nicer than the box itself. I can see where box is like some of the things given to children. They toss the toy and play with the box. Great looking project.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 07:03 PM

Great work there. I have made this box also and gave it to my wife. She loved it. This is a very fun project to do and I should make another just because it was so fun to do.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 10:05 PM

very nice – I’m sure tying the bow was tricky:)


-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 10:41 PM

Nice work. I like the tricky little bow ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 05:02 PM

Beautiful box, great craftsmanship, love the bow, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 05:55 PM

great work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#8 posted 11-22-2011 06:12 AM

You do some fine work jimmy

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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