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Project by alholstein posted 1700 days ago 1552 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a recipe box that my wife and I made for our daughter’s wedding shower. She laminated all of our favorite family recipies and I made the box for them. The picture on the inside was of the couple when they were engaged and a New York City rooftop view. It was decoapauged from a Photoshoped picture.The peacock was a wedding theme used for invitations and other decorations. I used a magnifying glass and the sun to burn in the design on the top. I made a stencil using aluminum foil cut out with an exacto knife with the foil being glued on the wood to hold it in place.

The wood is poplar, and had I known that it was going to come out so well I would have used a nicer wood. My daughter was very happy with it.

Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"





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webwood

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#1 posted 1700 days ago

never heard of that burn method – very cool

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1700 days ago

Great looking box and story!

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bibb

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#3 posted 1700 days ago

i love the peacock design. very hot (pun intended) idea

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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patron

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#4 posted 1700 days ago

great gift !

the burn is a new one on me ,
great idea .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nmkidd

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#5 posted 1700 days ago

Nicely done…......as a kid we used to burn bugs with the sun/ magnifying glass method…..never thought about wood burning! Cool. Looks great.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1700 days ago

Nice work Al , I like that smooth clean look.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#7 posted 1699 days ago

Very nice box and I think the poplar worked real nicely! Like others have stated, I have never heard of that method of burning wood but it looks like it worked great. I imagine that your daughter will treasure this recipe box and tell her children that Grandpa made it for her.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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