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Wedding wine box 5/6/17

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Project by Tooch posted 05-08-2017 05:32 PM 1549 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom asked me to make a wine box for a wedding she and my dad were going to, and this is the result. The box is Made from walnut and maple plywood using rabbet and dado construction. The lid was laser engraved on top and bottom, and the front rings were carved out using my Shark CNC mill. I added the faux feet and lid lift just to dress it up a bit, and finally, used planer shavings for the “filling”.

I used a different type of spray lacquer than what I normally have, and I wasn’t too happy with the results. It kind of ended up with a slight “orange peel” look. I normally use Minwax (which I’ve had decent results with), but the hardware store I was at didn’t carry it so I tried an off brand which ended up being a mistake.

At the end of the day, Mom was happy, which is what I was really hoping for. When I dropped it off, my sister saw it and asked “Can I hire you to make me one…?”

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome

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





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#1 posted 05-08-2017 05:40 PM

Fabulous

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 06:15 PM

Wow. Absolutely love this one. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 06:51 PM

Looks very fine to me.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 06:52 PM

Mamma Mia!!!! Fantastic looking wine box Tooch! Love the look with the lettering…. so nice…. great work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 06:54 PM

This box is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 05-08-2017 07:02 PM

“it gets”

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 07:06 PM

Beautiful finish on that box. Signs and letters turned out great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 08:14 PM

A fine looking wine box—I’m sure the happy couple will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 05-08-2017 08:14 PM

WOW doesn’t even come close to the appreciation for this absolutely magnificent piece of craftsmanship and art work. Many thanks for sharing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#10 posted 05-08-2017 10:38 PM

Awesome work!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 11:58 PM

Great looking box Tooch. Almost makes me want to get married again so I can receive a box like that. Almost.
Really like the rings, nice touch.

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

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#12 posted 05-09-2017 12:05 AM

Great project, looks fantastic.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#13 posted 05-09-2017 12:43 AM

Excellent wine box, Mike. Oh, to have a CNC for that kind of work!!

Jim

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

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Tooch

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#14 posted 05-09-2017 09:33 AM

Thank you Larry, Hoss, Ralph, Charles, Ivan, Dean, Russel, and becikeja for all of the nice comments.

Tony I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get this design down with the lettering, font, and picture. Think I’m finally to the point where I can just plug in the names, date, etc. and execute it.

Dave, Another way to look at it is that if I keep getting better at building these boxes, you don’t want to get married yet, wait another 10-15 years so I can perfect the design :-P

Jim with skills like yours, you don’t need a CNC. that being said, I’m you don’t really need any more tools, but they sure are fun to buy!

Gargery I understand what you mean, but for the sake of symmetry needed to keep the wording like it is.

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

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#15 posted 05-09-2017 01:01 PM

Very nice Tooch.

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