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Project by SgtRich posted 07-11-2016 08:55 PM 521 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The boss asked me to design and build a box to hold the anniversary gift for his wife. After he went and bought wood, hinges, and locking hasp, I ditched his selections and bought wood, hinges, and a swing latch. I did use the wood he purchased for the the bottom…that counts right?
Anyway, it’s 18” x 7.75” x 2.125”
Cherry with Georgian Cherry Stain topped with Satin Lacquer. The lacquer was sprayed after the script rub down was added to the lid. Luckily, we have a paint department and I let them spray the top coat.
Came out beautiful. So nice, I plan to build myself one similar to hold a nice revolver I bought off the old man.

-- Every day is another opportunity to create something great. srich45251@gmail.com





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 09:01 PM

Beautiful box and a very lovely idea for an anniversary gift. Nicely crafted and the latch looks really great. Is that vinyl lettering on the top or something else?

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

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rtbrmb

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 10:04 PM

Very clean lines-it turned out awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Derfss2003

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 10:05 PM

nice work. I do like the latch

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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Carl W Richardson

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 11:41 AM

Very nice.. Love the simple elegance. Is that rub-on lettering or laser engraving???

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 01:51 PM

happy wife happy life
GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 03:35 PM

It’s an elegant piece that displays a lot of nice design and craftsmanship.

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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SgtRich

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 07:57 PM

Northwest29 and Carl (DAD)
I guess the proper term is “color rub down transfer”. It’s essentially transferring ink.
here’s a link I found on the interwebs.

http://www.allout-graphics.com/custom-rubdown-transfers/

Not my area of expertise. I have great co-workers who make this voodoo magic happen.

-- Every day is another opportunity to create something great. srich45251@gmail.com

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 05:01 PM

Thanks for the link on ‘color rub down transfers’. Will have to give this a try on my next gift box.

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

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majuvla

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#9 posted 07-13-2016 06:33 PM

Realy classy and elegant box. I like that smooth straight lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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