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I am currently buried in projects for Christmas & building soundbar fascias for my son to take to a show in Las Vegas. This is one ticked off the list at least, we bought an antique silver snap bracelet for my daughter-in-law & I made this little box to present it in. Not in the same league as Triumph Martyn & Steve but a challenge the box joints are 1/8" solid flamed Maple the lid & base are 1/4" ply veneered with pommelle one side & black walnut inside then trimmed all round with ebony the walnut locating strip was a fiddle because I couldn't cut the rebate before assembly because of the joints so I partially cut them & finished by hand with a chisel into the corners after glue up. I fitted two abalone dots for reference to keep the grain match. It's finished with sanding sealer & 2 coats of wipe on poly. Must keep practicing if anyone has an easier way of making the rebate all advice will be well received
I'm off to the shop to get on with my other daugter-in-laws desk now
Trevor
PS sorry about the photo quality I need a new camera & then instruction on how to use it.LOL

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Another beauty Trevor. The top is gorgeous and I really like the Abalone detail a lot. Nice touch!
 

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Trevor, Lovely box! I'm sure she'll love and cherish it. I know what you mean about being buried in Christmas projects. I also can really relate to the photography issues. I did get a new camera, but it has so many bells and whistles that I need a course in working it. Then someone can teach me a better way of downloading, editing, organizing images. I admire the guys that have mastered this and do good worworking too.

Merry Christmas
 

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Your box making skill does far out weigh your photography! Nice box. Great choice of wood. I hope the bracelet was as good as the box. I wouldn't want this to be a case of keeping the box and not the present1
Robert
 

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You seem like a hurried man. Chill, enjoy.

Love those box joints. Sign of true craftsmanship :)

I think it looks great. No advice on rebates, other that to plan it all out to start with. I need to do that too.

Merry Christmas,
Steve
 

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Shute, I bet it looks better than the bracelet!! Those aren't bad pics, it's the chatoyance of the grain messing with the lens!! Nice job, Trevor!!
 

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Fantastic wood combination & the abalone is a nice touch. Well done.
 

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Nice job on the box. Superb craftsmanship.
 

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That's a great box Trevor.
The choice of wood is really nice.
 

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Thanks for the kind comments guys,
Steve : Yes I am a hurried man, Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat & all that & as for chill…..very funny…..we have 6" of snow & last week it was 18" deep in my back garden, trouble is I don't have heating & I do have arthritis in my hands. I know what you mean about planning though wish I could be like Mads with his impeccable drawings mine are scribbles with rough measurements & they evolve in the shop or when I'm sleeping
Matt : I knew it wasn't my fault it's that damn chatoyance again (did I say it right? tee hee)
Dr Ken : I know what you mean about new cameras & modern technology if only computers were made of wood I'd be an I.T. man
 

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Trevor, you done good bud. I really love the wood combination and looks to me you nailed the box joints. In my humble opinion the box is worth far more than any bracelet that was bought to be placed in it. Good stuff!
 

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-yes… buried would definitely describe it! in sawdust! -no snow here, but i think my yard is 6" deep with wood shavings! How do you manage to make such magnificent pieces under the deadline pressure?! -That is beautiful!! I'm ashamed to post my ragged, crooked boxes now!
 

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Thanks again & Christine I'm sure everyone will agree with me whatever we create in wood is a valid project each one is a voyage of exploration & a springboard to somewhere else
Best
Trevor
 

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What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Trevor. These is nothing like something that comes from the heart. Really like the inlay and great idea to do it so you always knew the correct positioning to make the grain line up.

I think you found the correct rebate process when it comes to box joints. You could do some preprocessing on the rebates before glue up but you will always have to finish it with a little chisel work.

Happy holidays to you and your family!
 

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Trevor you made a wonderful box there.
Marry christmas,
best thoughts,
Mads
 
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