LumberJocks

Thank you presentation case for a friend

  • Advertise with us
Project by Cheapguy82 posted 12-13-2016 03:51 AM 594 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back, a fishing buddy of mine took a class where he learned to make hand split bamboo fly fishing rods. When he got back and purchased the equipment to do a build on his own, he invited me to learn and build one for myself. As a thank you to him, I made this reel case (the fishing reels fit in the green pouches like in my pic).

The box is made of curly maple and the keys are of purpleheart, I think (that wood was given to me by an uncle of mine as a gift, so purpleheart is my best guess). It was my first attempt at any sort of presentation box, and I’m pretty happy with it, overall. I had issues cutting the top off evenly with my table saw for some reason, but it’s not too bad/noticeable. The upholstry (felt over plywood backed foam that I cut to fit the reels) was a bit tricky too, but turned out well.

In any event, this is my first post on here, so I’m excited to hear what input y’all pros have for me!

Stephen

-- Stephen - Georgia





10 comments so far

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

3306 posts in 2165 days


#1 posted 12-13-2016 05:15 AM

That is a nice box and excellent gift. The purpleheart really stands out.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

2395 posts in 2024 days


#2 posted 12-13-2016 08:25 AM

Stephen, welcome to Lumber Jocks. I like this box. What a thoughtful gift. The see-through lid, colorful corner splines, nicely grained sides, tight joints, rounded corners, inset bottom, smooth finish, and cloth covered insert all combine to make a beautiful piece of work. Your box has a nice clean look.

You might consider adding finger lift indents like this on a future box.

There is more information about indents here.

Unless you or your friend are left-handed, I would recommend putting the chain on the left instead of the right hand side. The chain will be less in the way as you lift out the reels.

Great work and great start. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17455 posts in 2945 days


#3 posted 12-13-2016 08:49 AM

Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

2725 posts in 1745 days


#4 posted 12-13-2016 11:56 AM

Very nicely done!

View Cheapguy82's profile

Cheapguy82

60 posts in 290 days


#5 posted 12-13-2016 02:08 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words! Being a newbie, I really appreciate the feedback and encouragement.

Al – thanks so much for the link to info about your indents! I love them on your boxes and wanted to ask you how you create them, but didn’t know if that sort of thing is frowned upon on this site.

-- Stephen - Georgia

View jeffswildwood's profile

jeffswildwood

2082 posts in 1733 days


#6 posted 12-13-2016 04:33 PM

Very nice box! Looks well thought out and should be really appreciated when given. Welcome to lumberjocks! As for advice, all you have to do is ask! We are all willing to share.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

2395 posts in 2024 days


#7 posted 12-13-2016 04:47 PM

Stephen, I can’t speak for everyone, but as for me you are welcome to ask questions any time you like. This site is all about sharing and helping. Glad the posting were of some help. You seem to be well on your way to mastering all phases of box making. I hope you will enjoy the journey as much as I have. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

View Cheapguy82's profile

Cheapguy82

60 posts in 290 days


#8 posted 12-13-2016 06:23 PM

Thanks! I look forward to learning and getting better at the projects that I attempt with time

-- Stephen - Georgia

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

27808 posts in 2623 days


#9 posted 12-13-2016 07:58 PM

You did a nice job on this box.

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

View Cheapguy82's profile

Cheapguy82

60 posts in 290 days


#10 posted 12-13-2016 09:32 PM

Thanks, Charles! I really appreciate the compliment

-- Stephen - Georgia

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com