Wine Gift Boxes

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Project by loosejoints posted 2155 days ago 1288 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister and brother-in -aw are wine enthusiasts so I made these for their anniversary.

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#1 posted 2155 days ago

Details? What are the woods and the finish? They look really nice.

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#2 posted 2155 days ago

Good work! Nice detail!

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit drinking.

I’ll have to make one that will hold a 2 liter co-cola.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#3 posted 2155 days ago

These were scrap bin projects. One is made of cherry and walnut. The other is made of elm and walnut. The handles are made of cherry and walnut. The finish is shellac. The design is based on one I saw in Wood Magazine. The plans called for surface glueing the handles. That didn’t look too strong so I morticed them in. The plans also called for the ends of the boxes to be rounded, but I dont have a bandsaw so I left them square. The corners are pegged rebbet joints. When I make them next time they will be either dovetailed or mitered with keys. I made them in one day and gave them away the next day.

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#4 posted 2155 days ago

these are fantastic…living in NAPA…I may have to steal this gift idea…great job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 2155 days ago

What a great idea…. Nice job on using the scraps… I like the handles.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 2154 days ago

Agreed, for me I like the handles design, I shall use this design next time I am making a box.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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