Gift Box for Father's Day

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Project by Jeff posted 06-23-2007 10:21 PM 1890 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my dad on a whim for Father’s Day. Me being in MN and him in TX, he never gets to see the stuff I’m working on. He and mom only use dial-up so I seldom send photos. I felt it was necessary to give him a taste by making him (and mom) something that could be put on the mantle.

The box is made of Rustic Cherry and is finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil. Please see my blog series if you would like more details.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#1 posted 06-23-2007 10:44 PM

Very nice job Caliper. I like the look of the box. Did you include anything in it when you sent it?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 06-24-2007 01:05 AM

Thanks Bill! Yep, I sent the bottle of wine pictured in the first photo. That’s why there is so much of the confetti stuff sticking out. I packed it before I remembered to shoot a few shots for this post and the blog…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 06-24-2007 01:41 AM

Another great Fathers’s day gift. Did you make something for yourself. Or did you just try the other ones before they were shipped.

-- 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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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 06-24-2007 01:53 AM

This came out nice Jeff. I’m sure your Dad will love it.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 06-24-2007 02:05 AM

looks nice I have sketches to do one myself, but to date they are still just sketches – what is the little brass(?) peg sticking up? you pick that up at rockler/woodcraft?

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#6 posted 06-24-2007 02:41 AM

that is so … sweet…..... if I was your parent I would be so proud to show that off to EVERYONE….. :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 06-24-2007 02:46 AM

Thanks guys. Dad did really like it I was on the phone with him when he opened it.

mj, the peg is just a piece of brass rod I picked up at Ace. I bought a 3 foot piece and cut about an inch off with the dremel. Then I sanded the edges with some 220 grit and polished up with the dremel. Nice snug fit in the 1/8 hole drilled in the lid. Keeps the lid from getting away but if it’s ever necessary, the pin could be removed since I didn’t glue it. Now I have plenty of brass for other pins… Maybe I’ll use it in a hinge on another box.

Karson, I don’t follow your question. I didn’t make any boxes for myself but will eventually.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 06:10 PM

Unique design. Lucky parents. Very cool.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 06-24-2007 06:28 PM

As I said before, what a beautiful box, & gift.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 06-24-2007 10:24 PM

Another nice wine bottle box!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 06-25-2007 05:25 AM

Thanks Ron, Dick and Os. It was really gratifying to use all my major tools, get it done as quickly as I did, AND not make major mistakes from which I couldn’t recover.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#12 posted 06-25-2007 05:47 AM

Very nice box Caliper, your parents are lucky. You did a very nice job. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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