Necklace Pendants and Gift Box

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Project by SawdustTX posted 10-16-2015 06:52 AM 1169 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to cut out a Texas shaped necklace pendant from some thin wood – apparently these wood pendants are popular right now.

Hard oak, just under 1/8” thick from a pallet
Each pendant is less than 1” square, scroll cut with a 12tpi blade
Gift box of scrap pine

I used a piece of very dense, tight grained oak we harvested from one of her many pallet projects. Resawed it to about 1/16” and made the Texas pendant but it broke along grain line that went through the middle of the necklace loop hole in the top. So I cut another piece a little thicker, cut out the Texas pendant, and then decided to do a horse pendant too, as my daughter is in the Equine program at Texas A&M.

Sanded to 220, finished with three coats of Johnson paste wax.

When i had them ready to mail to her, I got concerned they may break if the envelope was bent in the mail, so I made a little cut-out gift box . It’s 3/16” thick pine with the rough shapes cut out, then an 1/8” thick bottom glued on with CA, and a matching 1/8” thick top tied on with string. Took 15 minutes to make, using cutoffs from my trash bin.

I’ve given away homemade gifts many times in these little rough made “gift boxes”, or accompanied by a wooen “gift card” and many times the person receiving the gift has been more excited about the little box than the gift itself. :)

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#1 posted 10-16-2015 11:05 PM

Nice job on both pieces. It is great when you can make something requested by your kids!!

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#2 posted 10-16-2015 11:56 PM

Very nicely done on both pieces! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 10-17-2015 04:48 PM

These look great. Nice work.

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 12:28 PM

Both, very nifty!

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