|Project by Naftoli||posted 02-09-2016 05:42 AM||561 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
For the Jewish holiday of Purim you have to give out something called mishloach manos, literally sendings (I know that’s not an English word) of food, or more commonly known as food baskets. Usually we send a bottle of wine along with some homemade cake or something like that. This year, since I am a woodworker, I thought I would personalize the gifts by making my own wine boxes. I found a couple of great ideas online, in particular that of Steve Ramsey in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QXnu_mUcPc . I also took his idea of the pallet wood and started to take a few of those apart and using the wood for the project. However, some of the wood felt flimsy when milled to a reasonable thickness, so I added some reinforcement but putting on another layer. I tried to make it look like part of the design and people really like the boxes, but I think my problem was being too new at woodworking and not trusting the strength of the Tightbond. I think in the future I will just let the glue take care of the problem and not worry about it. I stained them with some wenge colored stain I had lying around the shop from a previous project and they turned out pretty elegant looking. My wife put in some paper stuffing and we put in the bottles.
The top was made from 6mm plywood also stained the same color. I cut the grooves for the sliding cover with my table saw blade. The European models of tablesaws, which is what I have, do not allow for dado stacks, so I did it by moving the fence.
-- When certain, measure again, just in case!