Project: Dad Box

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Project by Cathie Zimmerman posted 12-26-2016 05:26 AM 1169 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for my dad. It was originally supposed to be done last september for his birthday. I finally put my foot down on a deadline to give it to him today for Christmas (as suggested by someone here in response to a blog post of mine).

This is maple, half-lap joint, light pass of cherry stain to make the grain stand out a bit more, little walnut handle on the top with a shellac finish.

Tah-dahhh!! :)

First time sticking to a hand-tool-only project! Very satisfying.

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#1 posted 12-26-2016 10:35 AM

nice job I really like that corner joint. It’s something you don’t see often. I’m sure your dad will love it.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 01:02 PM

Good job, Cathie … keep it up!

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#3 posted 07-14-2017 02:41 AM

NICE JOB! I really like the joint work and your choice of woods and stain! I bet your dad loved his prize! :)

That reminds me of the pen that I gave to my dad. It was a simple ash pen in a matte black slimline kit. He always had it with him when I’d visit him. Such a compliment. :) Hopefully your papa has it full of his favorite treasures! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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