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Project by Tooch posted 46 days ago 431 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my friends Steve and Kathryn are getting married this summer, and I really enjoy producing wine boxes as gifts. there is actually a whole ceremony in some weddings devoted to writing letters and sealing the box, etc., but I normally like to just put in a nice bottle of bubbly and a couple bucks for their honeymoon.

The wood is actually Sandi-ply plywood, leftover from an old set of cornhole boards. Construction is simply mitered corners… I was going to add splines but the thought of sanding through the top ply crossed my mind, so I decided against it. I didn’t want any of the plies to be exposed, so I topped it with some Walnut trim and gave the pull-out lid a handle.

After some size mishaps in the past, I designed the build to have more than enough room on the inside to fit any size bottle, but the outside looked fairly bland, so I added some carved decorative pieces to fill the void. A little personalized engraving helps make it personal, and some planer shavings from a 2×4 help to hold the bottle in place.

Note: the bottle pictured will not be part of the gift. it just happened to be one I had laying around… so if you saw that it is mostly empty, don’t judge me!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 46 days ago

Looks Great Tooch. You would never know it was plywood. The engraving is really nice! I’m sure they will love it!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Tooch

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#2 posted 46 days ago

thanks tony. i just hope my daughter doesn’t get to it before the big day!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Northwest29

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#3 posted 46 days ago

Well done and I too would never have guessed that it was plywood. Did you wood burn the top, or is that laser work?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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robscastle

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#4 posted 46 days ago

Tooch !!

Very neat, well thought out, impressive and precise work that you have done.

Except for the wine bottle it should have been completly empty, the displaced air may ruin it !!

Onlays…. I have never been able to find a reasonably prices supplier of them.

-- Regards Robert

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 46 days ago

That is just plain awesome! Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 45 days ago

Very Nice Tooch, I often am asked by customers if I engrave, my reply has been no as I have no knowledge in it other then having it done with a special laser machine in which I don’t have, mind if I ask how yours is done?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#7 posted 43 days ago

A very special gift. After the wine, it’ll be a nice keepsake box for particular things. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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