Christmas Jewerly boxes for daughter and son-in-law

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Project by vind posted 07-28-2015 07:06 PM 936 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two of my first projects that were presents for Xmas 2014. Though not perfect in every way they were greatly appreciated that morning. The first one is cherry with a padouk base and lid insert for the daughter. For the second one I wanted to make it manly for the SIL so oak with box joints, black felt liner and dark pewter handle and feet. Both finished with four coats of Tung oil and rubbed with 0000 steel wool.

Since these I’ve come to understand the thought process of projects more and more. From the choise of woods to joinery skills to finishing. It’s been a fun ride full of joyment to total frustration (think firewood) and one ride I hope to continue. I have a few more projects, such as coffee and end tables, that I hope to get up soon.

Thanks for looking, Vince

-- a dull chisel is just a fancy screwdriver

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 11:47 PM

I like the designs and the choice of colors. There is just something about well made boxes!

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 04:43 PM

Well done. I find it interesting how I’m getting better at accepting my mistakes. Projects are rarely perfect, but 1000x better than the recipient could ever build and, as you pointed out, quite appreciated.

Well done.

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#3 posted 07-29-2015 04:45 PM

You’ve done a very nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 06:25 PM

They look wonderful and I bet if you didn’t say that they were not perfect, nobody would know!
They look so polished!
Nice presents! ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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