A wine bottle box for cousin Mike

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Project by cpwoodworker posted 07-02-2014 12:46 AM 1641 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from a plan in Wood Magazine. Pretty basic but I thought the piece of Poplar had some cool coloring. I replaced the Sambucca with a nice bottle of wine and gave it to my cousin for his birthday. The wine didn’t last long but he still has the box and a big smile.

-- Scott

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 01:50 AM

Very nicely done. I agree with you regarding the coloring of the Poplar – it looks great.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 07:28 AM

Scott, this is well done. I like the rainbow poplar you used. I take it that the top slides through either side and off the box. I am not sure how the sides are jointed together. What machine did you use to do the dowel-like connections? Is this the loose something joint that Festool makes? In the spirit of Lumberjock sharing, this is a similar box that I made. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 12:31 PM

I hope I’m your cousin!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 04:19 PM

Very neatly done with excellent wood colors used.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 05:34 PM

Scott. Wonderful interpretation of the design. Really like the character of the poplar. I made a couple of these that were similar but more like the original design in Maple and Padauk. When it rained the tops warped terribly and were ruined. I made new tops from curly Maple and this time used a panel bit to make a raised top and I like the results even better. I’ll have to find some interesting wood like what you used should I make any more.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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