Wedding Wine Box

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Project by Tooch posted 06-07-2015 05:35 PM 2546 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another wine box for a friend’s wedding coming up soon. After the Frame debouchel (shattering a large pane of glass), I decided to stay away from glass and stick with what I know best.

The box is made of Oak with a plywood top, made with basic rabbet and dado construction. I have been gluing my boxes up first, and then cutting the lid off on the table saw afterwards, which has been working out pretty well. It seems to keep the box square and ensure that the lid fits perfectly. The Faux Feet (made on the router table) on the bottom help add a simple decorative element. some planer shavings help pad the bottle inside.

The guy who photo-bombed picture 5 was my dog, Bocephus. I guess he felt left out so I figured he could have his own time in the spotlight.

Finish is Minwax Red Mahogany on the sides, and then 3 coats of wipe-on poly.

Thanks for looking, Comments welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 05:40 PM

Very nice looking work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 07:03 PM

Good looking box and a beautiful pooch.
CNC for the engraved lid?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 07:03 PM

That look great. Love the engraving that you did. Beautiful dog too. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 07:39 PM

That is a nice box and gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-07-2015 08:20 PM

How did you do the inscription?

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#6 posted 06-07-2015 08:25 PM

Love the concept and the excecution…

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#7 posted 06-07-2015 10:01 PM

Great looking wine box! I’m sure the happy couple will really appreciate it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 06-07-2015 10:09 PM

That is a beautiful box. They will love it!!

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

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#9 posted 06-08-2015 01:03 AM

Very nice looking box Tooch! And a nice gift as well!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 06-08-2015 04:05 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys, its great to see them all after being out all day.

How did you do the inscription?

- ajw1978

Good looking box and a beautiful pooch.
CNC for the engraved lid?

- Gene Howe

I use a laser engraver with graphics program CorelDraw X6 to design the artwork.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 06-09-2015 12:07 AM

Very nice Tooch. I like the lettering. Seems to be lotsa weddings going on round here. A nephew and his new bride will be receiving a wedding box in a few weeks. I’ll be posting it soon.

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#12 posted 06-11-2015 02:08 AM

I’m becoming a believer on CNC – That is a beautiful box and an heirloom they will treasure! – very nigh!


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#13 posted 06-14-2015 04:41 AM

Nice looking wine box. Great wedding gift.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#14 posted 10-13-2015 07:54 AM

I’m getting ideas from you, Tooch. And I dig your pooch. Dogs are my favorite people.

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s far too dark to read. You may quote me.

-- Mark

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