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comments (2) June 8th, 2011 in blogs

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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Editor busts deadline. These boxes were meant as a Mothers Day present. At least I finished them before Fathers Day.... - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Editor busts deadline. These boxes were meant as a Mother's Day present. At least I finished them before Father's Day....

Photo: Steve Scott

This is a pair of small walnut boxes I made for my wife as a Mother's Day present. They started life as one box but I didn't like the proportions. The math didn't work either - two boys, one box. The joke now is that my wife can use one box for the left earrings, the other box for the right...

The boxes are about 3 1/4 in. square and 2 1/2 in. tall. I cut the miters on the tablesaw using a dedicated miter sled. The boxes have plywood bottoms, glued in. The panels in the tops are (I think) yellowheart. Terrific luster and shimmer, and a great contrast with the walnut.

Everything was assembled at one time during glue up and then I sawed the tops off at the bandsaw. A little light sanding on the underside of the tops and the top rim of the boxes cleaned up the bandsaw cuts nicely. I'm pleasantly surprised at how close the line between top and box comes to disappearing. The tops are held in place with a glued-in insert underneath.

Finish was simple shellac and wax.

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Comments (2)

sscott sscott writes: WoodJack - I was on the road for a couple of days so I missed your comment. Sorry for the slow reply. The sides are about 1/4 in. thick, maybe 5/16. I'll measure them tonight...

Posted: 9:59 am on June 15th

Wood_Jack Wood_Jack writes: Great little boxes. It does look like a nice contrast between the sides and the top. On my monitor the picture is a little dark so it probably look great in person.

What is the thickness of the sides?
Posted: 4:39 pm on June 8th

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