Wedding Gift - Wine Box

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Project by rtbrmb posted 09-10-2014 01:00 PM 2694 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an old friend (over 30 years) get remarried this past weekend & I decided to try my first slide top box for a gift. I had a scraggly piece of red oak on my wood rack that I decided to machine & was very pleased to see that it had quite a bit of rays exposed in it (the last photo shows it best). This was some of the wood I acquired from my dad’s garage when he passed 18 years ago.

The wedding was a western theme so I went on the net & found a free font set called “outlaw” that I was able to download and get to work on my CNC router. The piece of walnut for the lid was acquired at an estate auction a few years back.

I used a forstner bit for the finger pull & when I took it to work to show it off (the day before the wedding) a coworker said “oh, you are going to put an Indian head penny in there”. I thought that was a great idea, except I wanted to use a nickle & epoxied one in that night.

The 5th photo shows how I was able to wrap the grain around the corners using a new jig I built. I am going to try and post that as a finished project later today. I put some hand plane shavings in the box to cushion the champagne bottle.

The finish is multiple coats of shellac rubbed out with 0000 steel wool & wax.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 02:09 PM

Nice work. The top looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 07:05 PM

Great job on that.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 07:25 PM

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Well done!

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

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#4 posted 09-12-2014 04:54 PM

Good idea with wood chips filler arround bottle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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