Ambrosia and Walnut Box

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Project by gbvinc posted 11-21-2007 06:53 PM 2177 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little (6”x6”) box to hold some Christmas goodies we are shipping to one of our daughters and her hubby. He is in the Navy, which makes it difficult to send larger presents, so I made this to fill with chocolate and gift cards and send their way.

The box is made with an Ambrosia lid and a Walnut handle, Walnut sides using box joints, and a scrap piece of I-don’t-know-what for the bottom.

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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 07:01 PM

I love the Ambrosia lid colors. It go well with the Walnut sides. Your daugther and her Navy hubby will love it and keep it forever. Nice project.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 07:03 PM

That’s a handsome box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 11-21-2007 07:09 PM

Very nice box. That ambrosia is beautiful. I like the shape and the joinery a lot. The recipients will love it, and what a great idea to fill it with chocolate! I think I will do that when I give a few boxes away for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 07:23 PM

Really nice, GB. I’ll bet they love it. That is some very fine wood and the workmanship is special as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-21-2007 08:06 PM

Wow, beautiful! The different materials really compliment eachother. This box will be treasured long after the chocolates are gone.

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 08:46 PM

Very nice! I’ve used this wood combination before and really like it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 09:56 PM

Beautiful box, very nicely done. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-22-2007 04:55 AM

I agree with Mike… a beautiful piece of woodworking.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 11-22-2007 06:07 AM

Great box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 11-23-2007 10:49 AM

Well done, the box is beautiful. Great wood combination.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 11-23-2007 12:06 PM

Thats a very nice looking box. Great job.
And i thought Ambrosia was a band from the seventies..or a desert of some sort…hehe

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 05-31-2008 12:19 AM

Very nice box! I really like the lid. Beautiful!

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 02:43 PM

Thanks Dennis!

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