Gift Wine Box

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Project by sscartozzi posted 01-10-2016 02:07 PM 1140 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple of these wine boxes as christmas gifts but I couldn’t post them because I did’t want my son-in-law to see it before I presented it. They are made out of mahogany and walnut. There is a mahogany piece attached to the lid. As the lid is opened the wine bottles rise with the lid. There are small bullet catches installed on the sides to to hold the lid at the presentation level. The box is constructed with hand cut dovetails. The name was carved with basically bench chisels and a couple gouges. Finished with waterlox.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 02:30 PM

Very attractive.
Self rising adds to the elegance.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 03:57 PM

Beautiful box. Great job on the carved name. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 04:17 PM

Wow that box is spectacular .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 04:37 PM

Wow, amazing work!

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 05:19 PM

Nicely done, indeed. And my compliments for doing the lettering by hand. (I’m afraid I’m not impressed with CNC or laser lettering. Not at all, really.) The lift function is nice. Subtle and tasteful. You have lucky friends to receive a box worthy of three bottles of 1990 Chateau Cos d’Estrounel.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 06:12 PM

VERY nicely done. That is a wonderful keepsake.

Could you post a picture of the bullet catches? I’d like to see how you made that work.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 06:44 PM

Great job on the box. I love the self rising bottles

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 08:09 PM

very impressive job I would have guessed the lettering was done by laser or cnc I just love the whole box with the self rising feature beautiful way to present wine I may have to borrow this one,going into my fav pile.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 10:28 PM

It is beautiful, handcrafted work. I had no idea that the lettering done was possible by hand, that is an eye opener to me. Very very nice.

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#10 posted 01-10-2016 11:02 PM

Man that is beautiful. I love mahogany I kind of wish I liked wine so I could make one for myself LOL

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#11 posted 01-10-2016 11:22 PM

Great job and beautiful result.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 01-11-2016 08:36 AM

What a beautiful box and so nicely done.

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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#13 posted 01-11-2016 01:24 PM

Wow that is amazing and very inspiring!

-- Sean Hollick ~

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#14 posted 01-13-2016 05:10 PM

Nicely done!!! Very impressive carving. Nice to see something hand carved and not CNC.

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