Wine Presentation Box

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Project by mlk1005 posted 02-12-2017 08:40 PM 1237 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this as a Valentines Day gift for my lovely bride. After a less than stellar showing on our anniversary, I felt like I should step up my game a bit!

Constructed from mahogany left over from another project. Resawn on the bandsaw and planed to a consistent thickness. Used the finger joint jig to mill the corners, carved the top and finished in shellac. (I was in a hurry, had to be done today, my wife owns a florist and I volunteer to help on Valentines Day!)

I shamelessly stole/used an idea I saw on here and used plane shavings as packing material. Don’t remember who posted the wine box with that but a big” thanks for sharing” to them!
Added a bottle of her favorite wine and I’m all set.

-- Mark, St Louis, MO

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 09:01 PM

This is a beautiful box and a nice carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 10:11 PM

Very nice ! I wish I could carve like that ! Outstanding !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 10:26 PM

Very nice ! I wish I could carve like that ! Outstanding !

- Kelster58

Oh but you can! Just cut away the part that doesn’t look like grapes! Nobody knows what you are trying to do…..they only see what you did…..act like you meant it!!! This was not what I started out to carve, it evolved along the way within the limits of my skills and commitment. My personal evolution was, that with the practice this little project provided, my skills improved just a bit. Thank you for your kind words!

-- Mark, St Louis, MO

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 01:05 AM

You really stepped up your game with this present. Your wife will certainly love this!

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 02:52 AM

A beautiful presentation box for anything, but wine will do!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 01:57 PM

I really like your box.

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 04:36 PM

the box looks great

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#8 posted 02-14-2017 05:57 AM

Beautiful carving and excellent Valentine’s gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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