perfume holder

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Project by HokieMojo posted 05-17-2008 04:51 AM 2936 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the second project I started and the first that I finished. I’m relatively happy with how it turned out, but I learned a few things.
1) using a hole saw without a drill press is probably not a great idea.
2) cutting joints that interset at more than one angle is a challenge
3) giving the result to your wife is a good idea because she can look past the imperfections to see the thought behind it.

Anyway, my wife likes a perfume called curve. They’ve started making a few new varieties so I’ve bought a few of them over the years. She ended up with bottles all over the place along with other small items the cats enjoyed knocking off the dresser. This seems to help solve the problem. It has 4 holes to hold all her bottle with a little room left in the tray to store knick-knacks.

The wood is cherry and the bottom is 1/4 inch cherry ply. Hope you guys like it.

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#1 posted 05-17-2008 05:04 AM

That’s a great idea, looks like it turned out well too.


-- David / Durham, NC

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#2 posted 05-17-2008 07:30 AM

Pretty cool! I like the compound angles.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-17-2008 08:42 AM

Your design has solved a common problem. The multiple angles are done well. I liked it.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 05-17-2008 12:38 PM

This is a nice project that not only looks good but was designed to be functional as well. You did a good job with the construction and the finish. Cherry is a gorgeous wood but it can be a challenge to finish.

You did well on this.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-17-2008 01:34 PM

well done. Those compound angles are not an easy thing to get right. Cut them twice and they are still to short. LOL

-- JJohn

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