Weekly Pill Boxes

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 1721 days ago 2345 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this is not your usual wood working project…... However it is a X-mas gift for my parents. They currently use the small plastic pill holders that you can get at any drug store and they leave them on the dinner table to take pills before each of their meals. So I thought why not have something nice to look at if you are going to leave them out on your table all the time. They are made out of African Mahogany and quilted Maple with 7 small compartments inside. They are 14 1/2” long by 2 3/4” wide by 2” tall. the inside is finished with food safe butcher block finish and the outside was finished with the same B.B. finish then a couple of coats of poly. They are very solid and made to last so I put their initials on them for when they get so old they might get confused ….. Just kidding Dad. I hope they like them and don’t take it the wrong way

-- Chris

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#1 posted 1721 days ago

Wow wonderful boxes beautiful wood too

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#2 posted 1721 days ago

Really nice boxes.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#4 posted 1720 days ago

Looking at this beautiful box itself, will make me feel better each day.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1720 days ago

Hey Chris, Great job. They will love them, I’m sure. It looks like you have a cove transition from bottom to back wall (and front, I presume). Nice functional detail. “We” need that to get the pills out. I might have to make me one unless you have one for me [ “P” ] for Christmas.

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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#6 posted 1720 days ago

nice thought, love the idea i would love to make one for my mom and nama. great contrasting woods.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1720 days ago

Love it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 1720 days ago

Gorgeous ! The wood color combinations and inlay couldn’t be better : ) Fine Craftsmanship indeed !

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#9 posted 1720 days ago

Awesome, super combination of woods and the finish is superb!..Great job.

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#10 posted 1720 days ago

What a great gift.I”m sure they will be pleased.Nice project and finish.Well Done.

-- Mike Wix

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#11 posted 1719 days ago

Great idea, nicely executed!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#12 posted 1717 days ago

Beautiful. Your parents will be reminded of your creativity, craftsmanship and love every day as they take their pills.

-- Life is about experiences.

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