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2017 Christmas gifts for the Families

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Project by wuddoc posted 09-23-2017 12:46 AM 1589 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting an early start on all the 2017 Christmas gifts. We decided to do a mass production run to cover three generations of our two families. The females will receive music boxes while the males will receive storage boxes. The difference between the two groups is the storage boxes have no musical movement or glass inserts.

We used our laser to engrave the names in the glass and wood top inserts. The colors are done with chalk paint over glaze for the look our R-tist wood buddy wanted.

Plans, hardware and musical movements came from rockler.com (no affiliation)

-- Wuddoc





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 09-23-2017 01:09 AM

And so it starts, the Christmas run…
(Very nice work brother)

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 09-23-2017 12:08 PM

Nice work and really nice idea. These will go over great!

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 03:43 PM

This is a very nice collection of personalized boxes. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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moke

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#4 posted 09-23-2017 04:30 PM

Man, you are on the ball! Nice idea and good job!
Mike

-- Mike

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 09-24-2017 01:09 AM

Nice job w’d’.

I find it pleasant to see modern day tools like the laser (and CNC) gradually creeping in to enhance our woodworking creations/jigs… much like those dovetailing jigs did in what now seems like eons ago.

Incredible how I missed the forest for the trees. I have used my laser to engrave, cut, etch etc… however, never contemplated etched glass box lids..

Thx for the feed.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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majuvla

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#6 posted 09-24-2017 01:53 PM

It’s never to early for Christmas gifts. Beautiful colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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wuddoc

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#7 posted 09-24-2017 07:23 PM

LittleBlackDuck you can also engrave stone as we did for my nephew. The heart shape stones were purchased.

-- Wuddoc

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 09-24-2017 10:06 PM


..... can also engrave stone…..

Thx wud’.

I actually bought my laser to help set my daughter with view to encourage some sort of business using a laser. Short story is it never got off the ground so I was left with an expensive hobby laser. Consequently I have never exploited it and checked out it’s full potential.

It’s only through posts like yours (and these type of suggestions) that I get my inspiration from…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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