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Simple Walnut Gift Box for Earrings

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 10-07-2015 01:14 AM 1079 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

One of the few requested items for my wife’s upcoming birthday was a pair of ‘dangly cross earrings’. The store suggested to me did not have any, so I found a pair online. They arrived without a box, so, having recently broken down a branch from a nearby walnut tree, I decided to use it to create a box to present this present in. (N.B. This is not the only thing she’s getting, just the part pertinent to this project.)

I took a few basic measurements and started cutting. Then I glued things together, sanded some stuff and decided to try hinging the lid with a few brass brads I had around. That wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I had to fill and re-drill one side twice before getting it right. The parts were spray-lacquered before assembling.

I decided to forgo any kind of lining since the grain looks pretty cool. She’s not going to keep them in this box for long anyway. Her birthday is still two weeks away and she has much better things to do than to check out my LJ page. (at least until she wants to brag!)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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CFrye

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 01:34 AM

The box ‘fits’ the gift well, Dave. She will surely find another use for it. Wish her a Happy Birthday from me, please.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 10-07-2015 01:48 AM



The box fits the gift well, Dave. She will surely find another use for it. Wish her a Happy Birthday from me, please.
Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

I remember that one of my video mentors once said, “People will be amazed that you made them a box out of wood.” This time, the box is just the wrapper! Not sure what else it could be used for. It’s just smaller than a business card. Stash box for tea bags? Sugar packets?

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 10-07-2015 03:16 AM

I like this rustic style – pure nature.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 10-07-2015 03:20 AM



I like this rustic style – pure nature.

- majuvla

Thank you. I wasn’t sure if the top qualified as ‘live edge’.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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ppworkshop

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#5 posted 10-07-2015 12:16 PM

Cool!

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 10-07-2015 06:47 PM

Hey thanks, everyone for putting this project in the Daily Top 3! I’ll show this to my wife on her birthday too.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 10-07-2015 07:53 PM

These turned out nicely, Dave.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#8 posted 10-09-2015 03:05 PM

Very nice, I’m sure she will love it

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disapointed they are not it.

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