Box for Mom

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Project by Archer72 posted 11-20-2017 01:25 PM 877 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I built a box for my dad for his Cowboy action shooting, I decided I needed to make something for mom my as well. Kind of the same style, but I combined two woods into the project. I used purpleheart, and hickory, jointed the edges and joined them together to make it look as if they were one piece. I decided not to have the sides of the box match the front and back, so as you can see I inverted the sides, so the purple heart is on top on the sides and on the bottom on the front and back. I transferred and image of the grandkids onto the top of the lid. The installation of the hinges I really need to work on, and figure out a good method, as you can see again they got me.

To make the box more usable for my mom, I made a tray for the inside, as well as made an organizer that is below the tray. Used Walnut to make the shims to keep the tray in place when you slide it in. Made sure that it was almost a friction fit for the tray when it goes into the box. That turned out very well, and I think the organizer did as well.

-- Archer

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 06:40 PM

That will make a beautiful, gift. Nice work on it.
How did you do the photo transfer?

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 10:10 PM

Actually it is quite easy. The method I used was to print the picture on a LaserJet, not ink jet printer. Very crucial part. Then I put down a layer of minwax poltcrylic, put the picture image side down on the wet polycrylic. Let it dry, I let the first one dry for about 2 hours, but really I would suggest over night for best cure. Then remove the paper with water and gentle circular motion of fingers with very little pressure.

-- Archer

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