Hot Glue Stick Box

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Project by Kyle posted 12-23-2013 11:28 PM 1926 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the only Christmas present I had time to make this year. I actually didn’t plan on it turning out as well as it did because I’ve never made a box like this before. My girlfriend’s Mom wanted a box for her hot glue gun sticks since I made a holder for her hot glue gun so this is what I ended up with. I think she’ll be really happy with it.

It’s made from cocobolo and quilted maple. All mitered corners and finished it off with some General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. I waxed the inside sleeve of the box so the lid would slide on and off easily. The “R” tile medallion is her first initial which was a last second thought because without it you didn’t know which way the lid should be put on. Now there’s no question which is the front and which is the back.

The last photo is a family photo of the glue gun holder and the glue stick holder.

Merry Christmas, Lumberjocks.

-- Kyle

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 11:42 PM

Beautiful woods in a well executed box—your girlfriend and her mother should both be very happy with your craftsmanship.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 12:57 AM

Wow!! Very nice. My glue sticks are in a broken up, taped cardboard box.

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

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 04:22 AM

Wow is right. It’s a beautiful home for the glue sticks.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 12:25 PM

Great looking glue stick box…beautiful wood…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 07:15 PM

Neat projects! They are functional and both look good. I’m sure the box is well appreciated. Great job!

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