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Blog series by gizmodyne updated 02-11-2008 07:21 AM 2 parts 10744 reads 35 comments total

Part 1: Making Wine Boxes... Father's Day Gifts

06-23-2007 04:10 PM by gizmodyne | 15 comments »

11th hourAt the last minute I got inspired by Caliper’s gift box. I had bought some quartersawn white oak for such a project but had too much on my plate with the end of the school year. I finished report cards last Friday and decided to work on a gift for my dad and my father in law. I had a gift subscription to Wood Magazine last year. I like their detailed plans but never like the woods they use in their projects. This is from the Dec 2006 Issue. I decided to use walnut and whi...

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Part 2: Bookmatched Box

02-11-2008 07:21 AM by gizmodyne | 20 comments »

I felt like building something small and box-like this weekend. (Time to play with the new saw too). So I headed to the scrap pile. My goal was to chase the grain around the outside of the box. Just for fun. After a false start I got the hang of it. It is kind of mind twisting. How it workedI found a nice specimen.A piece of neglected walnut. After jointing Resawn to bookmatch. A cool little pattern. Checking out the grain pattern after cutting 45 degree miters. It actually wra...

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