Bourbon Box

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Project by rolandstronghammer posted 09-13-2016 08:10 PM 1081 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m getting married on Sunday and my future wife wanted me to build something to put our vows in. We are both lushes so I Built a box to hold a bottle of blantons(and our vows). First time I’ve played with dovetails. Boy this woodworking stuff is a lot harder than it seems. I ran in to lots of complications. The woods are Maple and Sapele.


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#1 posted 09-13-2016 08:39 PM

Looks like you have those dovetails mastered! Looks great. Lets have a drink!

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 09:37 PM

You say it’s hard, but what you made certainly looks like you’ve got it down pat! Great craftsmanship and congratulations to you and the future “Mrs. Woodworker”!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 09:49 PM

For a first effort, those dovetails look great!

The box looks very nice, and I like the wood combo you used.

Congratulations on tying the knot—have a little of the Blanton’s for us at the reception!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 10:09 PM

That is one massive dovetail to compliment a very nice box. Great work.

-- Andy Smith

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 06:43 AM

I bet it worths more than that Burbon. Excellent dovetailing work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 03:36 PM

Makes me want to enjoy Bourbon which I do not.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 04:44 PM

Congratulations on the wedding and on a nicely completed project!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#8 posted 09-14-2016 08:41 PM

This is an outstanding box, Roland. You have done a wonderful job on this project.

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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#9 posted 09-15-2016 08:43 PM

Congrats! Looks awsome! And I have a new bourbon to try.

-- Dick,

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#10 posted 09-16-2016 10:07 AM

Nice. Dovetails look great and I like that you incorporated the ‘knot’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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