Pet Keepsake Box

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Project by RJones posted 05-21-2013 02:12 AM 1743 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little something I was requested to make for my cousin as her pup is getting older and she wanted a small box to keep things in so when she is gone…
The box it’s self was machined from walnut. The bottom hollowed out and flocked with a Navy blue flocking material. The top just a thin piece machined to accept a piece of gloss acrylic with the dogs picture. I used just a couple of 10mm brass barrel hinges and latched with a magnet.
It was finished with a water based lacquer in a semi-gloss sheen. It’s dimensions are 9”L X 6”W X 2 1/4”H



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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:41 AM

A great little gift for a special reason. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 06:16 AM

:D I like the top and the box is great.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 07:41 AM

Box finely crafted, bravo.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 12:43 PM

Thanks everyone! Yeah it’s pretty basic box but pretty easy to make especially from scraps:)


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#5 posted 05-21-2013 01:04 PM

very good I really like this box

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 05:32 PM

Very, very nice. Excellent craftsmanship! How is the picture and other design elements done? Are they on the back of the acrylic with black background or? TNX

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 06:04 PM

The engraving was all done on the front with a piece if solid gloss black acrylic. I was thinking about using clear and a black background however I wasn’t sure how the chamfer would work. The pics aren’t that great so it’s hard to see the chamfer on the acrylic:(


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#8 posted 05-23-2013 06:13 PM

Simple box but really well crafted and has clean lines. Good idea on top for pet’s photo. A great tribute for our little friends.

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