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I made these two boxes for my two stepsons for Christmas. Both are made from birdseye maple and mohagany. One has Paduak trim and the other Purple heart. The last box shown was made from the maple & paduak 'leftovers' The inspiration for the two came from a book called '400 boxes' I was able to desgin the them in AutoCAD which helped alot during the build up. I made quite a few mistakes but sanding covers up a mulititude of sins.

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While everyone loves to build the next huge thing, the smaller projects are so awesome because they cost so little to build, but can easily show off the skill of the craftsman, which you've done beautifully!
 

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Beautiful ! Oh to have the patience, not only to do the work but to also to plan the work!!
 

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Wow, Very nice work.

Tom
 

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Very nice pieces. I like the wood selection you chose.
 

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Really beautiful! Great pieces of wood work!
 

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Very nice, I really like the woods and the attention to detail.
 

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Very very nice ! I love the wood combinations and the design is beautiful. Great job !!!!

What are the dimensions of the boxes?
 

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A very nice post and welcome to LumberJocks. We always love boxes.
 

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Excellent work, can't see any sins! Treasures to be passed onto future generations.

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Stunning! These valet boxes (guys jewelry box) are just awesome. Love your choice of contrasting woods and the use of the splines. Books like "400 Boxes" are the best. You can get so many great ideas and inspirations from them and then just let your imagination, talent and skills go wild. I especially like how you beveled the outer left and right edges of the drawers to make their intersection with the carcass appear almost seamless from the front. Very nice touch.
 

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Really excellent looking boxes, real craftsmanship here.
 

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Really nice boxes! Did you save anytime by doing both boxes at the same time? The multiple wood uses are just great. I'm sure the boys are most proud of these. I've got three sons and when I have to make the multiple projects, I've started making them all identical. Congratulations on an excellent build again.

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Ken McGinnis
 

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Very nice boxes and truly beautiful wood.
 

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Nice boxes. The wood choices are great! Would like to know the dimensions along with the stock thickness and also how you did the feet. I have been asked to make a box for a 1911 and these look like what I'm after. If you have any plans, are they available?

Really nice boxes!!!
 

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Excellent boxes…..first class!
 

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Very nice! I'm sure your stepsons were very happy with their gifts.
 

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Great job, beautiful project. As Tony pointed out, these will be family heirlooms.
Looks like I need to put that book on the short list.
 

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Really nice boxes. I like the design, and they are beautiful. Are the felt lined or is it the spray stuff?
Welcome to LJs!
 

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Extremely nice. I have been looking for something like this. My two older grandsons would love these.

What were the hinges that you used.

More details please.
 
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