Walnut and Cherry Keepsake Box

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Project by thecarpentershands posted 05-21-2012 08:01 AM 2020 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first serious projects. The wood was given to me by a co-worker who is passing on his knowledge to me. The wood came from a friend of his who cut it and milled it. It was done mostly on a table saw, and finished with some nice brass hardware. The corners have been glued and doweled. The bottom and inside are felted. What more to say? The picture sells the piece. It was actually sold on my website.

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 03:15 PM

Curious to know ? how much did you receive for this box?
If you wish to send me a private email I will understand.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 03:25 PM

Welcome to Ljs
Good first project ,as time goes on each project gets better and better.


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#3 posted 05-21-2012 04:33 PM

Brian, how old are you?

For your 1st box, that’s not bad…

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 11:30 PM

Bruce – i sold it for $135. And Joe, I am 23 years old. That was actually my second box, the one i did before that was a red oak humidor. I have done many projects since then which I am in the process of posting. Thanks for looking and God bless!

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 08:58 AM

Is it just me or does this box look a little rough?
Brian, I think you should work on your miters and it doesn’t look like you did any sanding at all.
Maybe fix the dowel holes too. I hope you realize that I’m not being negative, but trying to help out.
Thanks for listening, Ray

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 11:52 PM

... I see some open spaces here n there… around the center panel… I don’t know if it would look better with them filled or not…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 07:47 PM

I just want to say for your first serious box you did good…. but might i suggest working on you mitters. one way to pratice on a table saw if to set either your blade at a 45 ot mitter gauge and cut a long pice of scrap and pet the mitters to gather to see if it makes a nice tight 90% angle. if it doesnt ajust acordingly. anothe trick for little gaps is to fill the conor with glue then take the shank of a screwdriver and rub the conor down and then sand it all while the glue is still wet. like I said you did good but those are some tricks I have picked up since i have started the awsome art of box making.

-- Aaron form Fort Carson Colorado (or wherever Uncle Sam has me at the moment)

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