Projects #3: Completed Father's Day Gift Box

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 06-23-2007 10:05 PM 2419 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Gift Box for Father's Day - Glue Up Part 3 of Projects series Part 4: John White FWW Workbench - Planning and Milling »

I actually completed this on Father’s Day and got it in the mail this past Tuesday. After the glue up, I had to plane the fingers that were proud as well as lay down a finish. I cleaned up the joints with a low-angle block plane one evening and then oiled it with two coats of Watco Danish Oil (Natural) on Sunday and Monday.

Dad received it last evening. He had just walked in the door when I called so I got to listen while he opened it. That was pretty cool to hear his reaction. He didn’t realize at first I had made the box. I guess that is a good thing because he didn’t think it was a mess. After dad got to the wine I told him to have it with a tasty steak this weekend but not to toss the wooden box because I had made it and that was the actual gift. He was impressed and kept saying he didn’t know how I pulled off the joints. We had a good conversation about the process which lead to some brainstorming about the project he was working on for mom’s birthday in August. It was a fine conversation. :-)

The completed and oiled box.
Finished gift box

The gift holding another gift.
The gift box with the gift of a bottle of wine inside

Closeup of the box. I used a brass pin to keep the lid from sliding completely out of it’s grooves.
Closeup of the box with retaining pin for the lid

Update: I replaced the smaller pics with bigger ones. I had grabbed the previews from flickr instead of these bigger ones.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#1 posted 06-23-2007 11:34 PM

Beautiful grain. Now I need to get a finish on mine.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 06-24-2007 04:01 AM

Great Box and father’s day gift.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-24-2007 01:08 PM

Nice job and congratulations on the reaction of your Father to your gift.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 06-24-2007 01:56 PM

I just breezed through your series. It really turned out beautiful. Your Dad should be real proud of you.
Now show it off in the projects section with three large images.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 06-25-2007 05:46 AM

Thanks again fellas. Its nice to have buddy’s like you that take the time to follow along. Now, I need to get busy on that bench project. John, I’m looking forward to your finished boxes. ;-)

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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