Thanks for Years of Pizza

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Oct 12, 2014

I love pizza and I have been going to the same place for 15 years. The owner is really nice and gives me a good price on the pizzas. In return I try to make gifts for him. Last month I gave him a Pizza Cutter that I made from a kit from Rockler.

This month I thought Iʻd make him a nice Welcome Sign/Tip box for his store.

It started with an oval of 1/2 inch thick corian. I used a CNC router to cut the design. I then colored in the routed areas.

The corian is recessed in a 3/4 inch piece of walnut veneer plywood. The difference was filled with a matching plywood oval.

The next challenge was how to make feet for this board with the corian oval so it wouldnʻt tip over. A tip box about 6 inches square and about 3 inches high was the solution to the challenge. The sides, front and bottom of the tip box are 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood. No back was required. The top with the slot was made with 1/4” plywood. Using my scroll saw I cut the word TIPS in the front of the box. I then used some 3/4 inch plastic that I had laying around and cut out the letters to be press-fitted into the cutouts so that they projected out from the front of the box.

From the back side you can see the 1/4 inch plywood oval that filled in the recess. The corian and the plywood oval is attached with just hot glue.

The board/corian assembly was placed 1-1/2 inch forward of the back edge of the box.

A small drawer was made to catch the tips and a 7/8 inch hole allows the drawer to be removed.

The top of the box was attached tho the cutout in the board with small wood screws. Before assembly the countersunk screw holes were drilled and access holes were cut in the bottom of the box to allow a long phillips screwdriver bit to install the screws.

Two small wood screws were also installed at an angle to grab the sides of the box.

I hope you enjoyed the description of the construction of this gift. Comments and favorites are always welcomed.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 02:50 AM

Great design and execution of a cool gift for a friend! It’s always good to keep your friends in the restaurant business happy.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 02:50 AM

That is so cool,Alex!!...............Jim

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

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 03:02 AM

Gotta keep the pizza man happy!!!!!!

I am sure he is really going to appreciate your gift and all the fine work you have put into it!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 03:02 AM

That is nice of you and it certainly helps to get a real good PIZZA .
I have done some work for pizza guys over the years and I know what a good relationship is all about .
What is your favorite Pizza and what to drink with it ?


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 03:11 AM

I gave the gift tonight and he really liked it. Gave me a free pizza. My favorite pizza is an extra large supreme pizza. It cost a little more than a Papa Johns or Pizza Hut or any of the chain pizzas but it’s worth it. My favorite drink with pizza as well a spaghetti is Pepsi.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 09:34 AM

Nice work Alex. I love supporting the local guy over the chain stores

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 10-13-2014 09:45 AM

Great work and I liked the way you did the tip drawer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-13-2014 12:56 PM

That’s a very considerate gift. Nice job Alex!

-- dukeofburl

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#9 posted 10-13-2014 02:24 PM

Very fun project … you used a wide variety of tools, puttered around the shop doing problem solving, and then got pizza.

Sounds like a perfect end to some great time in the shop!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#10 posted 10-13-2014 03:22 PM

I particularly like the thoughtfulness and time you put into this gift. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 10-14-2014 05:48 AM

Nice gift and gesture, Alex! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 10-15-2014 06:55 PM

That is a very nice looking sign, sure beats an old jar or can that most places use.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#13 posted 10-15-2014 06:59 PM

That is some great looking work. It must be nice to be in good with the pizza man. ;- )

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 10-19-2014 10:06 PM

Very cool idea

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

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