Wine Gift Box

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 12-15-2008 04:26 PM 2166 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made out of Black Walnut, Light Walnut, Purpleheart and Poplar. The hand cut double dove-tails couldn’t have been done without the help of Woodhacker’s blog. (Thanks Martin!) It took several tries to get it right. The hinges were hand cut out of Purple heart. The box is 15” x 10” x 5” and will hold two bottles of wine. I made it so after Christmas the Bottle holders can come out and it can be used to keep what ever else you want in it.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 04:33 PM

Beautiful work… I love those dovetails… Somebody has a great present coming to them.

-- Jaykerz----I refuse to waste anymore talent...

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John Kasparian

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 04:40 PM

Nice stuff. That box displays at least 3 major skills, executed with amazing craftmanship.

Is that an Incra joint?

-- john

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 04:59 PM

Excellent work! I really like the dovetails!

-- Tom, St. Louis,

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 05:04 PM

What a great present.They should love it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 05:24 PM

Hand cut double dovetails? Impressive indeed!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 06:26 PM

VERY nice indeed.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 06:36 PM

What a great gift. I am sure it will be well received. It is a fantastic looking and crafted box.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 07:53 PM

Very Nice!!! I Like the variety of woods.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 07:55 PM

Those wine bottle should be honored in a box like this one, very nice job indeed…


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#10 posted 12-15-2008 08:25 PM


Great job, an astounding piece of work.

-- - If my wife asks, I got ALL of my tools on sale.

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Dominic Vanacora

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#11 posted 12-15-2008 11:12 PM

I just finished a wine bottle box and now that I’ve seen yours mine looks like, well you know. I didn’t think of putting a holder to secure the bottle from moving. Now I want to get mine back and make it right. Thanks for showing me the way.
Today….. You Da Man.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 11:46 PM

Chris, excellent job! I’m humbled to have been mentioned as a part of your success with this box. It looks phenomenal. Those dovetails are really tight. Oh, and I love those hinges…I want to try those in the future.
I’ve never thought of using purpleheart with walnut, but you’ve “nailed it” with this wood combination. Your brother/sister-in-law are going to love it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 12-16-2008 12:49 AM

hand cut double dovetails?.. and I would have guessed you used that jig. Awesome! Quite the project, I hope he keeps some nice wine in it, or something befitting the craftsmanship. Fantastic!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Douglas Krueger

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#14 posted 12-16-2008 02:56 AM

Chris, that is one beautiful box. Having recently ventured into the wonderful world of boxes, you have definitely given me inspiration as well as raised the bar. Very impressed with the overall design, the double DT’s and the wooden hinges. You have been added to my Favorites for motivational purposes.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#15 posted 12-16-2008 11:08 AM

Chris, I am in aww of your craftsmanship. Phenomenal job! It was a pleasure just looking at it.

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum

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