Tattoo box

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Project by Tooch posted 11-15-2015 04:16 PM 1249 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lot has happened in my life since the last time i got a tattoo. I recently started the process of getting a new tattoo in memory if my friend who passed away, and in celebration of my 2 daughters. My artist, Joe Bruce, has done most of my pieces and has done an amazing job, so I decided to make a box for him as a “thank you”.

The main box is constructed using the Rockler finger joint jig, which is amazing. The inside tray is just rabbet and dado construction. I painted the eagle on top, and then scraped off some of the black with a razor in order to get the feathers to look more realistic. I hit it with a butane torch to add a little color, and added the leather nails just for aesthetic purposes. Overall dimensions are roughly 11×13”, the inside is big enough to hold a full size magazine.

Thanks for looking, comments and/or questions welcome! Check out some of Joe’s work on his instagram page here

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

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 04:34 PM

Very nice work. Great gesture also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 05:18 PM

That is beautiful and a great jester. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 08:51 PM

I agree with all above Tooch! Beautiful box and great jester!
Peeked in on that link! Awesome tattoos!

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

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#4 posted 11-16-2015 01:10 AM

Impressive box you made for a gift. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 01:44 PM

Very nice thank you gift

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 02:36 PM

amazing work, great gift!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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