Christmas Gifts

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Project by Lumber2Sawdust posted 1327 days ago 1245 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been needing some shop time, and I thought this year it would be good to make some gifts for family for Christmas.

Fellow LJ Bret gave me some lumber he had prior to moving out of the state. It was great having a variety of woods in my shop to choose some interesting things to work with. Most of the material in these gifts came from his stash. Thanks Bret!

In the first picture, the box on left is tiger wood (I think). I bookmatched the lid, although the grain doesn’t make for a great book match, at least in this piece. The box on the right is purpleheart and tiger maple. My sister-in-law loves purple, so this one is for her. The picture frame is made from cherry. The detail doesn’t show well, but I used an old wooden beading plan to add a detail around the inner border of the frame. The plane has been in my family for at least 7 generations. I recently learned how to tune up and use this plane. I thought it would be a nice historic link in this frame for my father.

In the second picture, the left box is makore. The butterfly keys are tiger maple. I inlaid them to add strength to the butt jointed corners. I was curious how it would work out, so I gave it a shot. The second box is red oak and purple heart with finger jointed corners.

My biggest problem is humidity. A couple of the lids have already moved quite a bit going from my shop to the house. They are all being sent to the east coast so I’m hoping the higher humidity levels there will move the lids back to the flatness they were when I made them.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 1327 days ago

very nice box, superior color combo of different wood


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#2 posted 1327 days ago

Beautiful boxes!


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#3 posted 1327 days ago

Great use of contrast. Pretty boxes!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 1327 days ago

Great job!! Like the wood selection.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1325 days ago

Better than anything I could’ve done! Thanks for sharing.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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