Another Wedding Wine Box

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Project by Tooch posted 06-08-2014 09:23 PM 1435 views 3 times favorited 9 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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#1 posted 06-08-2014 10:15 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 10:29 PM

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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#3 posted 06-09-2014 01:14 AM

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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#4 posted 06-09-2014 02:19 AM

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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#5 posted 06-09-2014 03:22 AM

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 01:45 PM

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?

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 01:13 PM

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. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 01:19 PM

Excellent Work Tooch!!!

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 02:11 PM

That really looks nice and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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