Mermaid box

Made this as a gift for my sister.

Update: finally gave it to her for Christmas, she liked it. :slight_smile:

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I love all your curvy walls. <3

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Wow

The natural fade of the wood on the lid gives it a depth like she’s floating above sand

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Those sea horses…!

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Love the tie in with the inside lining. There’s a very lucky mermaid fan out there…

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Yeah that’s a pretty interesting piece of walnut I scored from Kim Oberlin.

Kind of like these:

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I sent my sister a mandala… this one to be exact. She sent me a thank you card that was covered in a mermaid pattern. I was like “what can I do with this cool card?” and so I went a made a box to line with a cutout from the card.

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one of these days you’ll figure this “box” thing out.

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It’s always a treat to see your outstanding inlays—thanks!

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So cool! It’s always neat to see different construction ideas for boxes.

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Oh I forgot to mention: The lid has an inner piece that fits into the box, like you’d expect… but it’s also not oval-shaped, it has a weird profile so the lid can be rotated and disengage the magnets.

The magnets aren’t aligned on the center, they run in a line that is lower left to upper right. A slight twist of the lid will move the magnets out of alignment so it can be opened easily.

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Your sister is going to be so pleasantly surprised!

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Really a well done piece.

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HAHAHA! Box looks great, but dang it, I laughed way too hard at the Wonderwall comment lol

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Kerf perfection. Awesome.

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Always love your stuff. You inspire me!

Your curved cuts make me think of my tear drop trailer and the pieces of poplar I need to cut for redoing on the outside due to weather / water damage. I hadn’t thought to stack them for thickness, I was just cutting 1/4" thick pieces burning the cut twice. But if I stack 1/8" thick pieces and offset them, I could get 1 continuous piece to wrap the edge.

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It looks amazing. I love the reuse of the card. Your work is always inspirational.

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Kerfection?

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I remember that board game. How close could I place things to the edge of a board before it hit me.

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