Project #6: Little Gift Box, a la Roy Underhill

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Project by Richard B posted 12-01-2011 06:55 PM 2898 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small Box with a clever opening/closing mechanism, made from a pretty piece of mahogany scrap and a little piece of poplar. The idea and overall design came from Roy Underhill’s show, where he made this tiny (smaller than mine) box for tallow. My partner was complaining about never receiving any woodworking gifts, and this was a nice little afternoon project…

Next time I make one of these I will be a bit more brave and hollow out a bigger recess for the box itself.

-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 08:29 PM

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 08:55 PM

Well done box

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 05:48 PM

Nice job.

I did the same for my partner.

Click for details

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#4 posted 12-03-2011 08:13 PM

I really liked that episode as well. Really like your repurpose of the grease box. I’ve always wanted to make one and your’s turned out great! Nice work!!

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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