This walnut and spalted maple keepsake box is a project I had been putting off for some time.  It seems we all have those “when I get around to it” projects.  Although, that is one of the cool parts of making things.  You can show appreciation, gratitude, or a myriad of other feelings through your work.  This box is for a good friend of mine and it was something I was not going to make a video of.  When I started making videos of my projects, I didn’t realize what a time commitment it would be.  Don’t get me wrong, I throughly enjoy the complete process of making videos and written content and I think I have truly found my calling.  But more on that another day.  I do still find myself from time to time needing to go out to my shop and just build.  I was in the infancy stage of this project when I figured I’d try something new.  I wanted to not care so much about camera angles, lighting, zooms and editing.  Basically not let my OCD take over and release what I would consider a “raw edit”.  For the first time, I used my phones built in time lapse feature for a video.  It was an experiment of sorts, but something I thought was worth sharing.  Let me know your thoughts.  Thanks for checking it out.

 

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22 Responses

  1. KSFWG

    Very nice little box. I’m sure the recipient appreciates it very much.

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  2. john cooper

    Great video with procedures that can be expanded to other projects. Without a doubt, you and Jay provide the most useful woodworking info and techniques online. Thanks!

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      • Ronald Wilkes

        Thanks Nick I used the same brand but in gloss.
        Also I did love the video it was short and to the point. Sometimes too much talk is to boring

      • Nick

        Thanks man – yeah I really like the Deft stuff!

  3. Rick

    Nick, please go back to your original video style. You are very gifted to be able to present your projects and explain everything that is going on. I’m sorry to say that this video was awful and served no purpose.

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    • Nick

      I have to mix things up and work with the time I have – my normal videos take around 40 hours to produce and I still wanted to be able to show this one box being made – it was a bit too fast but a little more experimenting and I’ll have to see what I can come up with

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  4. guitarthrower

    Can’t say I agree that the video was “awful” and with “no purpose”. I liked it.

    Sometimes it is nice to see someone work. I’m a bit experienced already, so the video and techniques made sense to me. And it answered the one question I had about how to do the bevel on the top. :)

    I don’t know how long it takes to add some subtitles, but that could be a good middle ground if it doesn’t take too much time. Another opportunity is you can watch the comments and see if there are particular techniques that people ask about then do a quick follow up video on that item.

    Thanks, and keep it up!

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    • Nick

      thanks man – I appreciate it – for what would have not even been a video I think it was okay – could be a bit slower but I agree with you that a lot of people still get value from it in one form or another – can’t please 100% of everyone 100% of the time – on to the next one! thanks again!

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  5. Hank Merkle

    Nick, great video!
    I enjoyed it and found it because I was looking at (another guy I follow) but his box was fully hand made – NO power tools. the contrast was interesting and I LOVE the beveled top. I think I will take his and yours and hopefully combine them… I know the amount of time and effort that goes into producing this media – Thank you for all you do, it is appreciated!

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    • Nick

      thanks Hank – sometimes just a little shop time is needed so thanks for the kind words!

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    • Nick

      thank you – It’s in the mail to my friend – hope he likes it

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  6. Christopher

    Nice job. I thought the video was done well. Worked for me. What are the dimensions?

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    • Nick

      thanks – I gave it away a while ago but I’d say it was around 10″x5″x3″

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  7. Dave Erickson

    Where did you get hinges? I made one with Zebrawood on top. It’s sharp but needs hinges.

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