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Project by Derbs posted 02-08-2009 12:32 AM 2268 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this one out of Purple Heart, Brazilian Cherry and Beech. After posting the last one, I decided to make this as an example for one of my classes, as they will be making their own. The kids really liked it and I hope theirs come out just as nice. The colors work really well together. I have even decided to post it on ebay. I hope someone will buy it to give to someone as a gift. I think it would make a great wedding, birthday or valentines gift with a nice bottle of wine in it.

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 12:36 AM

nice and unusual. Alistair

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 12:40 AM

Nice work. I’m not sure what it is, though. Is it a wine bottle caddie?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 12:42 AM

Yes it is. It is a wine gift box. I posted one previously that I had made 2 years ago. I love how they come out

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#4 posted 02-08-2009 12:50 AM

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

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#5 posted 02-08-2009 01:53 AM

I think your wine caddie (gift box) is excellent. But… you need a 200 dollar bottle of wine to complement it.

-- Vince

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#6 posted 02-08-2009 02:05 AM

Vince, Thank you. I really do appreciate that.

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#7 posted 02-08-2009 02:51 AM

Nice job. I made one of these a few years ago for a client at Christmas. I really like you you used end grain for the end pieces. That must have been one giant turning blank of PurpleHeart before you cut it. Great use of the grain pattern! Must have been fun to sand after cutting the curve on the end :)

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#8 posted 02-08-2009 02:57 AM

A great looking project. Goo job and good luck on finding a buyer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 02-08-2009 02:59 AM


Very nice. I really like the corner joinery. I will have to give that a try on my next box project.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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#10 posted 02-08-2009 03:02 AM

That is very nice great contrast it really pops!


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#11 posted 02-08-2009 04:42 AM

I like it a lot. I hope it sells for you.

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#12 posted 02-08-2009 05:24 AM

Nice work, and a good piece for the class. I really like the mix of the 3 woods.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 02-08-2009 06:21 AM

I’ll whine for wine….excellent box.

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#14 posted 02-08-2009 10:14 AM

Very nice, especially the end. Hope you get long long yankee green for it!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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