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Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

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I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk.

I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble fighting the clock on glue dry time. I clamped for the minimum required time, in a somewhat cold shop, and then used my disk sander on it. The joint opened up a bit, and I quickly injected some glue and reclamped. I usually clamp for way longer than the recommended time, but was curious about how far you could push it. I learned a lesson, and probably won't do that again.

Even though I didn't have time to put a finish on it, the project came out great. I was proud to give it to Linn and Matt.

Visit DarbinOrvar channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar and her blog here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarbinNotes

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Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

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I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk.

I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble fighting the clock on glue dry time. I clamped for the minimum required time, in a somewhat cold shop, and then used my disk sander on it. The joint opened up a bit, and I quickly injected some glue and reclamped. I usually clamp for way longer than the recommended time, but was curious about how far you could push it. I learned a lesson, and probably won't do that again.

Even though I didn't have time to put a finish on it, the project came out great. I was proud to give it to Linn and Matt.

Visit DarbinOrvar channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar and her blog here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarbinNotes

Follow me on instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scottbelleriwoodwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottBelleriWoodWork
This box turned out very well, especially under your time constraint-I'm sure she loves it!

By the way, you don't need to raise your tablesaw blade so high-raise it just enough to cut 99% of the way through the sides, and cut all four sides. By leaving just a thin bit of wood, it will keep the lid from getting damaged by the blade. Just use a saw (like you have) to cut the lid free, and sand smooth.

Much safer this way…....!
 

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Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

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I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk.

I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble fighting the clock on glue dry time. I clamped for the minimum required time, in a somewhat cold shop, and then used my disk sander on it. The joint opened up a bit, and I quickly injected some glue and reclamped. I usually clamp for way longer than the recommended time, but was curious about how far you could push it. I learned a lesson, and probably won't do that again.

Even though I didn't have time to put a finish on it, the project came out great. I was proud to give it to Linn and Matt.

Visit DarbinOrvar channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar and her blog here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarbinNotes

Follow me on instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scottbelleriwoodwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottBelleriWoodWork
Thank you soo much for sharing your idea. I was looking for gift ideas post by some essay writers for my best friend's birthday and i was looking for something handmade as a present.
 

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Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

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I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk.

I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble fighting the clock on glue dry time. I clamped for the minimum required time, in a somewhat cold shop, and then used my disk sander on it. The joint opened up a bit, and I quickly injected some glue and reclamped. I usually clamp for way longer than the recommended time, but was curious about how far you could push it. I learned a lesson, and probably won't do that again.

Even though I didn't have time to put a finish on it, the project came out great. I was proud to give it to Linn and Matt.

Visit DarbinOrvar channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar and her blog here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarbinNotes

Follow me on instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scottbelleriwoodwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottBelleriWoodWork
Yeah, thanks for the tip. I know people also cut all the way through one side, then tape a shim in the gap and repeat. I think I was just rushing a little and figured I had a steady enough hand. But next time I'll probably try your recommendation!

This box turned out very well, especially under your time constraint-I m sure she loves it!

By the way, you don t need to raise your tablesaw blade so high-raise it just enough to cut 99% of the way through the sides, and cut all four sides. By leaving just a thin bit of wood, it will keep the lid from getting damaged by the blade. Just use a saw (like you have) to cut the lid free, and sand smooth.

Much safer this way…....!

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Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

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I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk.

I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble fighting the clock on glue dry time. I clamped for the minimum required time, in a somewhat cold shop, and then used my disk sander on it. The joint opened up a bit, and I quickly injected some glue and reclamped. I usually clamp for way longer than the recommended time, but was curious about how far you could push it. I learned a lesson, and probably won't do that again.

Even though I didn't have time to put a finish on it, the project came out great. I was proud to give it to Linn and Matt.

Visit DarbinOrvar channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar and her blog here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarbinNotes

Follow me on instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scottbelleriwoodwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottBelleriWoodWork
I as a rule clip for path longer than the prescribed time, yet was interested in how far you could push it. I took in a lesson, and likely won't do that once more. On the other hand, I actually want karamba bonus and some more and relevant facts found here.
 

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Making Cutting Boards Out Of a Single Peice of Solid Wood

I made these paddle-style cutting boards out of solid 6/4" maple. This is thick enough that they shouldn't warp, and they can be sanded down a number of times. It is called a paddle-style cutting board because its handle makes it look a bit like a paddle. The handle makes it easy to carry and hang, and also gives it a unique character.

Sugar maple is an ideal wood for cutting boards because it is hard, but not so hard that it will dull your knives.

Really, the only important tolerance on this type of cutting board is flatness. As it is made of a single piece of solid wood, there are no edges to joint perfectly and glue up. But in order to keep it from rocking on a countertop when it is in use, it's important to remove any cupping or warping. I just used a belt sander and checked with a straightedge til it was flat. A more typical way would be to use a hand plane or power planer.

Hope you enjoy this video. Thanks for watching!

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