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This was a recipe box that my wife and I made for our daughter's wedding shower. She laminated all of our favorite family recipies and I made the box for them. The picture on the inside was of the couple when they were engaged and a New York City rooftop view. It was decoapauged from a Photoshoped picture.The peacock was a wedding theme used for invitations and other decorations. I used a magnifying glass and the sun to burn in the design on the top. I made a stencil using aluminum foil cut out with an exacto knife with the foil being glued on the wood to hold it in place.

The wood is poplar, and had I known that it was going to come out so well I would have used a nicer wood. My daughter was very happy with it.

Al

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never heard of that burn method - very cool
 

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Great looking box and story!
 

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i love the peacock design. very hot (pun intended) idea
 

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great gift !

the burn is a new one on me ,
great idea .

well done .
 

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Nicely done…......as a kid we used to burn bugs with the sun/ magnifying glass method…..never thought about wood burning! Cool. Looks great.
 

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Nice work Al , I like that smooth clean look.
 

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Very nice box and I think the poplar worked real nicely! Like others have stated, I have never heard of that method of burning wood but it looks like it worked great. I imagine that your daughter will treasure this recipe box and tell her children that Grandpa made it for her.

Jim
 
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