Keep Sake Box

Family reunion is Sunday (July 12, 2015) and I’ve never taken any of my work for the raffle/silent auction, but this year I’m taking the burlap cross I recently did, and this keep sake box.

Came up with this raised panel lid insert design, using the Birdseye/Pecky/Knotty Pine that I got at Home Depot. The bottom is 1/4" Luan plywood.

After cutting all the parts, I sprayed Acrylic Poly on the inner surfaces of the lid insert, the sides and the bottom. Once those were dry, I glued the box up. After it dried, over night, I sanded the sides, then cut the lid loose. The fresh cut edges were sanded, then I made a hinge “Flip Stick” out of some 1/8" clear plastic and used it to set up my hinge cuts on the new router table.

The hinge mortises were cut and the hinges attached. At this point, July 9, 2015, I need to spray the un-coated surfaces with Poly, rubbing between coats. This has been fun little project.

Woods: pine birdseye pecky knotty luan

Tools: table saw router router table hinge flip stick

Tags: box raised panel

Keith "Shin" Schindler

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Thorreain ...

Now that’s a beautiful use for that wood, it turned out fantastic shin!

Shin ...

Thanks Thorreain! It will look even better when completely clear coated.

a1jim ...

I like it Keith, super wood (looks like birds eye:) )they should love this at the raffle.

Madts ...

Looks nice Shin I like the unusual wood. I am a pine freak so this suits me just fine..

Madts.

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

very good job , like the choice of wood .

Shin ...

Finished up this box yesterday, and I think it turned out pretty nice, if I do say so, myself.

Thorreain ...

It is indeed!

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