Japanese Gift Boxes

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Project by Shiner posted 05-06-2014 10:29 AM 2457 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift boxes I made that are miniature versions of Japanese toolbox design with sliding lid. The kanji symbols are representative of my receiver’s name. Thank you Kim for help in the translation.
1/4 inch oak and grooved sides are the simple construction. The finish is Danish oil very lightly done as a sealer and to enhance the color. They are about a child’s shoe box size.

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 12:02 PM

interesting and looks good!

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 01:21 PM

Very nice. I am a great admirer of the “simple but beautiful” and few do it as well as the Japanese. And your renditions are a fitting tribute to that simplicity. Good choice, ...and good work.

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 01:58 PM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 02:55 PM

These will definitely make great gifts. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 03:36 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 06:11 AM

Very cool! I made a larger one for my parents as a gift box and I can tell people love the clever sliding top. I like the added details on yours.

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