Walnut wine box for sisters wedding

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Project by ComradeNorgren posted 07-07-2014 09:15 PM 1998 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my sister wanted a wine box for her wedding coming up in August. I personally have never heard of a wine box ceremony before, but I guess during the ceremony they place a bottle of wine and some love notes to one another in a box and open it up on an anniversary down the road. So she asked me to make them a box. It’s made of 1/2 inch walnut, and i used danish oil and deft lacquer finish to finish it off. I also found a hardware store in an antique district for all of the hardware, so all of the hinges, hasp, and lock are from the 50’s & 60’s. Thanks for looking, feel free to ask any questions!

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 09:54 PM

Cant say I have heard of a wine box before either but looks pretty cool. I really like the lock, and I am a fan of working with Walnut, looks nice, I’m sure she will really like it. Well done.

-- Gary, California

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 06:26 PM

One of my next projects is a walnut wine box. I have been looking for a way to keep the bottle from racking inside the box. I was thinking of using the shavings from planing the wood, which looks like what you did.

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 08:45 PM

Yea the shavings work pretty well. i was going to cut a dado and put a partition to hold the neck of the bottle, but it isn’t really necessary. The only thing i’m worried about is the shavings discoloring the letters they put in the box.

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