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Project by wormhole posted 01-13-2009 06:48 AM 1571 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a Christmas gift for my Dad; it is a box for keeping Bridge cards in. Made from walnut with quilted maple inlay. The top and bottom are from a single block, bandsawed apart. I used a template to route out the inside of the bottom, and router to cut the rabbit in the top. Biggest challenge was actually finding bridge-sized cards to put inside.

-- Brian





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BarryW

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#1 posted 01-13-2009 06:50 AM

That box has no equal in the marketplace because you made it for your Dad…anything with that much love attached to it is surely worth its weight in gold.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-13-2009 07:00 AM

I love this idea! I have a number of family & friends that play cards that this would be perfect for them. Thanks for sharing!

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bayouman

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#3 posted 01-13-2009 07:00 AM

Great looking box. I agree with Barry, there will be nothing your Dad will find that will have a greater value as a gift than something he can lay his hands on and know that his son made it with love and respect for him.

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 08:05 AM

What a gift, just perfect! I am sure your Dad will love it…............

I really like the way you “wrapped” the box with the inlay, very nice touch.

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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woodworm

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#5 posted 01-13-2009 09:12 AM

Very nice looking box. Is a great gift for a great man!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 01-13-2009 05:07 PM

Nice! And a great gift idea for anyone who plays cards.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 01-14-2009 05:41 PM

Excellent job, & I love the satin finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mpmitche

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#8 posted 07-09-2011 11:06 PM

Very cool project! I really like the way you wrapped the inlay around the box.

-- Mike, Western New York

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