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Project by FaTToaD posted 09-29-2010 03:22 AM 2674 views 31 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box just for fun with the leftovers from cutting two larger wine cork displays. It’s only 7”x7”x2.5” so it won’t hold nearly as many wine corks as it’s big brothers. While in the finishing stage, my brother really took a liking to it and ask if he could have to put change in. Pretty good idea since everything up to a quarter will fit through the whole.

I finished it with a couple coats of natural and fruitwood danish oil wet sanded with 220 wet/dry sandpaper. After that I put a couple coats of wipe-on poly followed by some paste wax. The rays didn’t pop out as much as I hoped but at the right angle you can still see them. Overall I’m real happy with the finish and will probably do the two larger ones the same way. I like how the the walnut miter splines are almost dark enough to pass as ebony.

Any comments or feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.

-- David

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 05:02 AM

You know what? I really like this. Might make some for famliy. Thanks for sharing.

-- Darrell B.

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 05:59 AM

Ya, I like it too.
Thinking about maybe making them for the kids

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 10:38 AM

cleaver idea, I think I looked at a cork project a while ago. Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 12:41 PM

Now that is pretty nifty. I wish I seen this before Sunday…. I officially fired up “Santa’s Workshop” Sunday and have the beginnings of 9 piggy banks for nieces and nephews sitting on my workbench now. I really like the idea of using glass as the front. I got to remember this one for the next batch…

Thanks for sharing David….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 09-29-2010 03:16 PM

Great idea, nice work!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 12-26-2010 10:25 PM

Favorited…Very cool.

-- Yes dear, I know I already have one...but it's on sale.

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 04:48 AM

Sweet. Very cool use of a box and leftovers! Thanks for sharing.

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