Ho Ho Ho! X-Mas Presents

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Project by 7Footer posted 12-28-2013 02:37 AM 2377 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some pics of presents I made for family members this year, one big accomplishment was finally finishing an end-grain cutting board that I felt was presentable.

Pic 1: 2 bongo cajons a la Steve Ramsey’s plans from WWMM a couple months ago. Made with 3/4” plywood and 1/8” mahogany tops, they actually sound really good, my cousin and his wife are both musicians so they were pretty pumped. I have some really crappy router bits that left some tearout when I was rounding over the edges, so I sanded them a bit and then decided to burn the plywood with one of those little propane torches, I’ve burned a couple other pieces of plywood and I actually really like the way it looks, the plywood will burn perfectly with the grain of it so its pretty east to get good looking burn patterns with it, fun too!

Pic 2: The smorgasbord of presents. A walnut/oak cutting board, a maple/walnut CB, a oak/maple/roble CB, an end-grain cheese board made of mahogany & walnut, and another end-grain board made of oak & walnut. Also there is a small sycamore box with thin mahogany lid that I made for 2 wine bottles then realized it could also fit 22 oz. beer bottles.

Pic 3: some fresh cherry, walnut and roble shavings to liven up the box.
Pic 4: a Double Daddy Imperial IPA and a Flat Tail Barleywine I ended up giving to my parents.
Pic 5: the box with wine in it like I originally intended to have.
Pic 6: the box closed up, finished with spray lacquer.

Funny thing is the box took by far the least amount of time to make (maybe 30 minutes without putting the finish on) and I like it the most, and I love the plane shavings for packing!

Below are two photos I made on pine and finished with spray lacquer that I gave to my cousin and her family. Blog on that whole mess is here .

Thanks for looking! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!


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#1 posted 12-28-2013 03:16 AM

That burnt box really caught my eye. I had a tough time figuring out what kinds wood that was! Lol. Those are all awesome.


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#2 posted 12-28-2013 10:59 AM

Great work. Busy man.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 01:58 PM

Nice job some great gifts….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 02:06 PM

Cool Gift collection. I really like the look of the burnt plywood. Have to remember that for a future project.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 05:48 PM

Thank you thank you!


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