Dad's New Year's Box

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Project by PDK posted 01-01-2015 04:01 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for my dad who had a particularly difficult 2014, losing both his wife of 55 years and his only sister within a few months. This box is relatively standard fare with a couple design twists: through dovetails, purple heart, mahogany, curly maple, wood hinges which alternate purple heart and mahogany, 1/4” rounded edges and corners. Although the pictures don’t really show it that well, the sides are raised about 5/16” and also 1/4” rounded. Finished with tung oil and 4 coats of wipe-on poly. The lid has a couple small strips of purple heart on either side of the curly maple inlay that I expected to contrast more than they did. Live and learn I guess. Thanks for looking and reading.

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 12:30 AM

Very nice. You did a great job on this for a very deserving person, your Dad. I’m sure it brightened his day!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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