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Offline BIP

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Retirement Gift
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:39 AM »
My sister retired from teaching this year and I wanted to make a keepsake box as a gift.  It is walnut with jarrah accents and Brusso hardware....

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Offline Df1k1

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 07:51 AM »
Very nice. That glue up looks way too complicated for me!

Offline TSO_Products

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 08:59 AM »
@BIP - priceless gift - will be treasured a llifetime - speaks volumes about your great family relationship.
Congratulations to BOTH of you!

Hans

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 09:19 AM »
It's not -just- walnut either - it's that special piece that you've been saving.  I like the jarrah trim, nice touch.  Lucky sister.

Offline Don T

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 11:25 AM »
That is a beautiful heirloom piece. Nice voice of woods. .
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Offline jroth33139

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:13 AM »
Looks beautiful. Gorgeous wood. 

Couple questions -- Did you use splines in the miters on the main box? Also is the top/bottom solid wood? If so, any concern about wood movement?  Thanks!

Offline Blues

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:06 AM »
@BIP .. looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
For most of us, it is the happiness you get when you create that makes woodworking addictive. And the joy one gets when you give it to someone has a multiplier effect on the happiness index. This piece becomes the medium and symbol to convey your love for generations to come. Nicely done.

Offline BIP

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:00 AM »
Looks beautiful. Gorgeous wood. 

Couple questions -- Did you use splines in the miters on the main box? Also is the top/bottom solid wood? If so, any concern about wood movement?  Thanks!

I used biscuits on the mitered corners.  The bottom is floating in a rabbet so it has an 1/8" or so of movement.

The top is a mitred frame around a solid panel.  The boards have been air drying for over 20 years and since it is a very narrow panel (around 8") i don't expect it to move very much.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 04:26 PM »
“The boards have been air drying for over 20 years”

I have an ebony plank that has been sitting around for 40 years waiting for me to come up with a worthy use. When I do I hope it turns out as nice as your box.


Offline jroth33139

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Re: Retirement Gift
« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:46 AM »
@BIP Thanks for your reply. Again, beautiful piece. I am sure she will enjoy it.