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My primal urges bring me back to making boxes even if I do wander into other woodworking project areas! I love the shapes and range of sizes of all types of boxes. There are as many shapes and styles as there are ideas. I think my handicap is now age and limited eyesight. This classic keepsake box, in traditional style ,was inspired by a plan seen @ American Woodworking, online. I made a few changes to personalize it. The wood is Poplar and Padauk. I oiled the inner tray and finished the outside with satin Varathane. I will be lining the box and inner tray with blue felt.
The corner joints are done with a 45% lock miter router bit on the box. The corner splines were done on the table saw with a jig made for the job of doing just corner splines. The base is cut on a scroll saw and drill press, with some help sanding on the drill press as well. The red lines on the top and base were done with a slot cutter and 1/8" veneer in Padauk wood. Every box is such a challenge for me; to get each cut precisely correct and all pieces to fit perfectly square so the box will sit level and square.
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Nice!! How big is it??
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Nice box Reg,.I would like to see the inside when finished.Well done.
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Very nice Reg.

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Very nice box, Reg! Keep 'em coming!

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I am also building a box but nothing like yours. Yours is so nice. Thanks for posting.

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Nice!! How big is it??
Dimensions: 11.5" by 8.5" by 9" high

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I am also building a box but nothing like yours. Yours is so nice. Thanks for posting.
Hope you will also share it with us. I never get tired of seeing woodwork pieces; mine or others!!

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wonderful job
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