One Day Wine Box

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Project by Firewood posted 01-12-2015 01:03 PM 2411 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first wine box. It is from the Wood Magazine plans in Issue #174. It was a last minute idea to make this as a gift for a party. I started it Friday night and took it to the party on Saturday afternoon. I promised our friends to put a finish on it when they are back in town (Snowbirds). To be honest, the glue hadn’t even fully dried yet.

The 3rd photo is the remnants of a bullet I discovered while jointing the walnut. Adds to the curiosity of the history of the tree.

-- Mike - Eagle, WI

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 01:04 PM

Nice joinery and handle!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 01:23 PM

Thanks! Given the time spent on it, i was pleased with the outcome. I think i work better under pressure :-)

-- Mike - Eagle, WI

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 02:11 PM

Beautiful contrast of woods. It displays your craftsmanship of joinery very nicely. Great job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 02:56 PM

Hey for such a quick project that looks great! The bullet is cool, do you have the walnut with a hole that the bullet fragment would fit into for a future project? That would be neat.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 03:31 PM

One of my favorite boxes. I still have the template for the dowel holes
Nicely done.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 04:52 PM

Nicely done and a beautiful result. It’s probably just as well that you didn’t get time to finish it. My last minute completed Christmas projects always smell when the gift is opened. Better to let it cure before giving it back.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-12-2015 09:03 PM

Very nice job. I made these same ones a few years ago but the lid ended up warping on me so I made new ones and used a cove bit to make a raised panel lid and it looked really good. Food for thought for the next one.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#8 posted 01-13-2015 12:45 AM

Awesome job!!!

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#9 posted 01-13-2015 12:58 AM

Great looking wine box—I’m sure they really appreciate it!

As for any finishing odors, you can use shellac. No odors, and it dries in an hour.

-- Dean

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#10 posted 01-13-2015 02:21 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and feedback.

Had i realized at first it was a bullet in the wood, i may have been able to leave it exposed on the INSIDE of the box as a conversation piece. In the end, you can see an entry hole on the edge if you flip the box over. the hole where I dug out the fragment disappeared completely as I cut the dado for the box bottom.

I agree with the issue of odors on freshly finished pieces. I had considered a coat of shellac as a sealer, but didn’t even have time for that before we had to leave. Good reason to get together with good friends in a couple months.

-- Mike - Eagle, WI

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#11 posted 01-26-2015 11:06 PM

You show how simple look its always ontop

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