Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Teasure Box for Clara



So I thought I'd take a short break from posting...and just nine months later I'm back!

Funny how life is sometimes...

Anyway, here's something that was created during that time - a treasure box for my daughter's birthday. I used poplar; I can't remember why, but it was nice to work with.










Clara told me it had to be "red, with purple corners". I mixed up some milk paint, and interpreted those instructions loosely...


...but she didn't care! Joy!


And in use.

 

Of course, now the boy wants one too...


17 comments:

  1. Thats a lovely box to make for your daughter! I'm sure she'll treasure it for years to come.

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    1. Thank you! It is mostly screwed, although the trim on the lid is nailed.

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  3. So glad you're back! I really like the design of that box.

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    1. Thanks! It's based on an old Swedish box in a book I have. Of course, it came out quite different, as both I, and the wood, had ideas of our own.

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  4. Nice job. And she looks SO happy. What more can one ask?

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    1. I CAN'T ask for more. It's amazing how powerful that little smile can be.

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  5. Hi Dan, can you help me to understand how do you make the joint with the thorns in your projects? Thank you very mutch for all your posts. Lorenzo from Italy.

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    1. Hi Lorenzo, sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I'm not sure what you mean by "thorns". Do you mean the dowel joints? When I use dowels to join, I just drill and peg it together with glue. But actually, this is counter-sunk, screwed and then plugged. Of course, if that is not what you were referring to, then it doesn't help much. Please let me know.

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  6. Hi Dan! Thank's for your explanations. But dou you buy the dowel or do you make it with an gauged tool?thank you very much.Lorenzo

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    1. Hi Lorenzo,

      I just buy the dowel. If I don't have the size I need, I sharpen it in a pencil sharpener and then just tap it in snug.

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  7. Nice design. I need to read more of your projects. You do some very nice work.

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  8. Dan, you need to update your blog. I found you this morning and would love to see more of the things you do.

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    1. I agree! It's more dormant than dead...or maybe it's pining for the fjords...
      I've been working on a new house, not much time to spare. I'll try to post something soon.

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  9. What a great treasure box! The instructions were easy to follow and I love the final pics.

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  10. Of course, the other kid will definitely want one - it looked great! It is really nice to make something like this that they can use to put small stuff in.

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