Gift boxes for my rugrats

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Project by Mark posted 11-15-2017 04:43 AM 1195 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, very similar to my last project only I changed theses ones up a little bit. They’re both identical to each other as far as profile only I swapped the cherry out for walnut with each other. The reddish wood highlight is padauk just to really make these pop. And for the lids I had carved each of their names in their box. The cherry with walnut inserts is Chloes and the cherry with walnut inserts is Masons. Both are finished with 3 coats of glossy water based poly. Now to prep them for the flight back to Ontario. Fingers crossed I hope they like them!

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 11-15-2017 09:33 AM

Mark, I like your work. The inset accents and rim inlays are a nice touch and really add to the look of your boxes. Good choices in wood colors and corner splines. Keep boxing and keep posting. I don’t know how old the kids are, but boxes built to hold tea bags do a great job of holding Pokemon cards and card decks. All you need to do is add dividers.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 02:18 PM

These boxes are so beautiful and they have a lot of wonderful details that make them outstanding eye catchers. They also display fine design and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 11-15-2017 02:29 PM

Cool details super looking boxes.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-15-2017 05:20 PM

Hi Marky
Chloe and Mason’s boxes are simply amazing, the details came out perfect, you put in such great effort and nothing says it better than ‘My Daddy made this for me’
I hope you and your family are all keeping well
Fantastic work Mark, thanks for sharing

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 11-15-2017 11:29 PM

Sure to be passed down to future generations of rugrats. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 11-16-2017 02:18 AM

I really like these. The accents are great and change them from routine boxes to extra ordinary boxes. I am sure they will like them and treasure them.

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#7 posted 11-16-2017 05:24 PM

boxguy thanks! yea im really having a lot of fun with the accent strips. so simple yet they stand out a lot!

charles long time no see! thanks :) hope all is well!

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 11-16-2017 05:26 PM

dgreen, leafhander i hope they take good care of these and really understanf what goes into it. they’ve been askin for them so i cant wait to give it to them :)

-- M.K.

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#9 posted 11-16-2017 11:02 PM

Mark , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 11-17-2017 03:33 AM

theres grumpy! thanks its been a while. i hope all is well!

-- M.K.

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