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Project by Tooch posted 01-24-2017 06:43 PM 530 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me to make a card box for his daughter’s wedding, and wanted it to look like a birdfeeder that we make in our Wood 1 class. So this is what I came up with, built out of Baltic birch plywood. I just doubled all of the dimensions, so it’s roughly double the size of the original.

The top is slightly different from the original model, and includes a removable cap (attached with 2 screws) for the cards to be taken out after the wedding. The hardest part was the acute angled cut on the roof sides, which required a 60° angle. In order to achieve that, I tilted my blade to 30° and pushed the workpiece through vertically instead of laying flat on the table, which is always nerve-racking.

I engraved the one end with the bride & grooms first initials and wedding date to add a personalized touch. Not much in the way of fine Woodworking, but he’s happy with it, which is always good.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 06:57 PM

Beautiful bird house box. I like that card box you made have a theme. Myself made similar project for my brother in law’s weding (Croatian traditional chest as card box). ...and don’t bother, it’s all woodworking in my eyes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 07:42 PM

Nicely done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-25-2017 04:04 PM

looks great

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 01-25-2017 04:14 PM

This is a very creative box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-26-2017 12:12 AM

That’s actually a pretty cool project Tooch. And afterwards you use it as a birdhouse. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 01-26-2017 03:18 AM

quite nice!

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Tooch

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#7 posted 01-26-2017 11:02 AM

Thanks for checking in Ivan, Ralph, David, Charles, and Nayo.

Dave I’ll have to tell my co-worker to drill a hole in the side and I’ll make him a new top piece (without the slot) but that would definitely work

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-26-2017 04:52 PM

Great idea and nice box for the cards!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 01-26-2017 06:29 PM

Just remember, that will only be a house for lovebirds. LOL

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Roger

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#10 posted 02-17-2017 03:30 PM

What a fantastic project. Perfect for any wedding

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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