Sliding-Top Wine Boxes

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Project by SawdustyDan posted 04-24-2015 08:19 PM 1660 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between chores and other “life-things” happening, I have been able to get some decent shop time in lately. I usually work kinda slow anyway, but throw in a series of events, interruptions and miscellaneous work-stoppages, and things really bog down for me. Posting my projects here is something I tend to brain-fart a lot. So… here we go!

This project represents a couple of ‘firsts’ for me. 1- My first multi-piece production job, 2- My first attempt at making a curved front. (may not sound like much, but I’d never done either before…) They measure (approx.) 4”H x 4 1/2”W x 16”L. Bodies are solid maple (bought from a building materials salvage place) and the fronts are American walnut (from my mounds of tiny-to-large walnut bits and planks). I found a nice piece with some sapwood along one edge and did my best to keep some of it at the tops. Kind of a neat contrast, I thought. Most of the maple is what you’d expect, but there is a fair amount of quilty shimmer in several pieces and the front box has those gorgeous knots and coloring. Finish is Formby’s tung oil finish.

These will (I hope!) be in my stock for my first public show and sale next month. Thanks for looking!

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 11:56 PM

Nice looking wine boxes. Sliding top feature looks real cool. They will go fast at your show!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#2 posted 04-25-2015 05:58 AM

Great looking boxes and workmanship.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 02:11 AM

Great gift ideas, well done boxes

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 03:52 AM

Great looking box, I like the design.

Not being a wine drinker, I’m curious, do people actually use these for gifting wine or do they just like the boxes?


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#5 posted 05-01-2015 12:28 AM

Great execution on a great project

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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