Wine Presentation Boxes

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Project by jumbojack posted 09-28-2014 04:36 PM 3410 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My church is hosting a wine tasting event to help fund our building project. I decided to build ten wine presentation boxes. The plan was to donate two of the boxes to the event and sell the other eight. The event director chose two of the best ones. I posted a Facebook story and picture of the remaining boxes. I now have two left to sell at the event. Five people (FB friends) bought six boxes, one guy purchased two.
They all have sliding lids. Some are Maple, Maple and Sapele, Ambrosia Maple, Purpleheart, Cherry and mixtures of all. Three got finger jointed the other 7 are mitered with contrasting splines. They will all have plane shavings inside to cushion the wine bottle. Most of the handles are cut from a wine barrel stave. The cabernet staining is still present.
Thanks for looking.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 05:30 PM

Nice looking boxes! I like how each one of them is just a little bit different!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 06:10 PM

WOW, great boxes, Jack. they will love to receive their wine in one of your fine looking boxes. That was a lot of work,too!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 07:01 PM

Hey Jack,
Wow, that is really great workmanship! I love the idea too. It’s great to see you back in the saddle again. I think these are going on my list of things to make for Christmas presents.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 07:45 PM

Thanks Jerry. I am trying to get into the shop but there are Steelhead and Salmon in the river. I got my priorities.
Jim good times, not really work when you love it. Since retirement the ‘W’ word has become verboten.
Maddawg, I hate production work. They were all built individually. I finish one before starting another, except for finishing. They all get the oil/varnish/lacquer as a group.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 08:02 PM

Great work. Great cause. The others should sell as well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 11:40 PM

Jack, very nice looking boxes and I really like your handles. They give each box a unique design and appearance. Congratulations on the quick sales as well!

-- Art

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 11:41 PM

Great looking boxes. Each box shows the creative side of your work. Production runs should be left to China. Your work is much more impressive. Can you send us some frozen salmon?

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#8 posted 09-29-2014 02:10 AM


-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#9 posted 09-29-2014 02:19 AM

These turned out great- way to mix it up with different wood types and different methods of construction.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 09-29-2014 02:20 AM

Those look amazing! Love the sliding lids and the handles are awesome. Great wood selection as well. Glad to hear they are going like hotcakes, perfect gift box for a bottle of wine!

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#11 posted 09-30-2014 08:11 PM

The same but still so different!Verry nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-04-2014 01:02 PM

A super nice array of wine boxes. Really like your design and the wood combos and details are excellent. I also like the way you did the handle. Really nice builds.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 05-19-2016 04:19 PM

Very nice work and a very good idea! I’ll have to make some of these for myself. I have a friend that I went to high school with that owns a small winery. I’ll have to make sure he sees one of these. I may have a customer already and haven’t even made one yet. Very nice!!

-- Mark, North Carolina

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