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    Nested Boxes

    Here's a pair of boxes I made a couple of years ago from some left over mango wood and a sheet of brass to support the inner box; the insides are flocked. I made them as a pair of simple jewelry boxes for my wife and daughter. They had matching necklaces: wife's in the large box and daughter's in the small box.
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    I've never seen anything quite like that Scott, I like it very much, great imagination and a great use of scrap wood!

    I gather this is a "Bandsawn" box?

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    Not really a "bandsaw" box, even though I used a bandsaw for slicing off the top(s) and cutting the outside of the large box. I sliced off the top, taped it back on, used a scroll saw to cut out the inner box, routed out the inside of each box, cut out the large box, and routed small rebates on the lids.

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    Those are great, Scott. Very unique, and attractive, too. Definitely thinking "outside the box".
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    very well done, i would like to try that myself one day,, need to find some special wood. how did you attach the brass sheet on the bottom..?
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    Nice, I really like those.
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    Scott, I can't really understand them yet. Stuck on them being bandsaw boxes and was looking for the center to be a sliding pocket. Does the underside of the lid have "centering pegs/ability" to keep it lined up? The idea of slicing the top and bottom off then using the scroll saw to cut out the center saved you on one glue up and keeps the outer wall looking clean.
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    There weren't any glue-ups (if you don't count the flocking). The insides of the boxes are about one inch deep so they were simply hollowed out with a router. The bottoms of the boxes were hollowed out as well except at the corners to provide feet for the boxes. The brass was simply screwed on from the bottom. To keep the lids registered, a small lip was routed to let part of the lid to hang inside the box.
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    very clever Scott.
    a person could take it a step further and make a 3rd box. the outer one could be for a neckles, the middle one for a bracelet and the small one for a ring....hmmm got me thinking now.
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    Very cool and unusual. They would be a nice gift box for a piece of fine necklace jewelry. Thanks for posting and sharing how you dun it.
    cheers

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