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Project by learnin2do posted 01-01-2011 02:49 AM 1731 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a 24 hour deadline to make a box for a wine bottle for my daughter to give her aunt and uncle.
Thank goodness for latex varnish. ...and whitedog! -http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34394
and his ingenious hinge design!
It is walnut, some more of that unidentified sweet-smelling stuff with the nice lines in it, and crepe myrtle for the hinges. I love finding use for my scraps!
It is sloppy, but it was finished on time.

-- christine





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#1 posted 01-01-2011 03:13 AM

That is really neat. I assume you used a bandsaw?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 03:19 AM

You did very good, that is why I like latex varnish

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 03:40 AM

Nice job!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 03:49 AM

It might be a bit on the sloppy side of things but gosh it looks great.
Thanks for the link to whitedogs box. What an ingenius idea with the handle.
Must remember that!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 04:57 AM

This is way cool … the lid , the angled sides with mitered corners , beautiful wood . Done in 24 hrs. this would have taken me a week. Thanks for the link but your hinge is way better that my ugly box.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 06:21 AM

Very Nice! So Cool! Way to use scraps That thing is awesome!
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#7 posted 01-01-2011 06:27 AM

Christine,

Very unique! . . . and fast, too!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 07:03 AM

that’s very interesting! good job!

-- Brian

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#9 posted 01-01-2011 11:06 AM

Nice work Christine! YOu are just a working machine these days!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 01-01-2011 12:01 PM

I agree, you’re a machine! It looks great, the stick hinge support is awesome.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-01-2011 02:06 PM

COOL!! Very interesting.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#12 posted 01-01-2011 09:51 PM

I don’t have a bandsaw. I cut the curves with the jigsaw and sanding.
On the top piece, i routed out the inside, then i used my grinder with the chaintooth attachment to cut the curves. Then just kept sanding and marking until they came as close to matching as i thought they would without making it worse.

-- christine

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#13 posted 01-01-2011 10:18 PM

I was feeling like I would be jealous if Santa found you a bandsaw. :) Jigsaw and sanding is how I would have to do it too. I got a new to me jigsaw from Patron, but haven’t gotten to use it yet. I really really like that box Christine. The hinge is way cool!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 01-02-2011 01:56 AM

Great box. Nicely compiled

-- Norman

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#15 posted 01-02-2011 02:00 AM

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