If you’re looking for a special box for special items, you’ll love our wooden keepsake box plans. This is a great woodworking project that includes box joints and an-easy-to-make inlay in the lid. Even if you know nothing about creating inlays, you’ll have no problem crafting the inlay for this project. Our step-by-step plans provide everything you need to build this project. Check out this quick video demonstrating the use of the star inlay jig you will use in this project.

Making Box Joints

Box joints are a key element of our keepsake box. The author uses a simple shop-made box joint jig for the table saw to create perfectly fitting joints. If you want to make a similar jig for your shop, be sure to check out our box joint jig plans.

Handmade Gifts

There’s nothing quite like crafting and giving gifts you’ve made yourself. Woodworker’s Guild of America has many handmade gift plans you can take advantage of.

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  1. Wayne

    I loaded this as a “hope to” project. I have a person in mind who will adore the Keepsake Box and use it- for sure.

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  2. Steve

    I’ve been looking for plan for making box joint jigs. The boxes will be use to store the grandkids crayons and markers.

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  3. Heather

    Hello! I am currently in the middle of this project, and there isn’t any instructions on routing the top of the lid. What bit is used? When do you rout the lid, after its completley finished or before? One more thing as to the base pieces. The ends are cut at 45•, do you need the base pieces longer, or are the dimensions/length of them already calculated in? I’m ready to start on the lid, so any info you can give me as soon as possible is appreciated! Thanks!!

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  4. Glenn

    Hello George; I am looking for the video that provides instructions on using the Box Joint / Finger Joint by using the Porter Cable Jig #4210 and the Jig Template #4213 . Please e-mail glenn_bindley@yahoo.com or Call: 316.880.2396 Thank you Glenn

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    I downloaded this object. Later on it vanished. How can I put this in the memory. E.g. iBooks. Pls. Advice. Albert
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    I try to download this Wooden Keepsake Box, but nothing happen. What is the matter?

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  7. Stephen

    On a second attempt to download the plans, I was successful in getting the plans to down load

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  8. Edward

    I am resurrecting a failing woodshop program. This project will be an excellent addition. Anything else would be greatly appreciated.

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