Holiday´s Gift Boxes

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Project by fernandoindia posted 01-05-2011 08:20 AM 3090 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All the family know that I started the woodworking game. So I was somewhat prepared for a little present. Boxes seem something everyone would like. But I was hesitant to give an empty box as Christmas gift.

So I filled them with tissue paper, a domino sets, and even with a wooden (Chinese made) combs.

All the following yellow wood is a very hard one. I am still in process of finding what it is. Still a lot left (4 times the quantity of the photo), so I will continue boring you with these boxes for the next 5 years.

I only know, that my wife Ines found a pile of scrap flooring in the street, waiting to the recycle company to fetch it. So she picked her minivan together with my eldest son, and filled the van with as much wood as they could.

AS you see, box 5, the one with the wooden comb in it, is a kind of Andy´s box. I made the chess lid, since I didn´t have any nice or figured piece to use. Quite satisfaid with the result. Even there are only butt joints, the box building was as demanding as dovetails. Thanks Andy for the inspiration.

I made the inlay of the following yellow tissue boxes a couple of months ago for a veneered tray. I didn´t post it yet since I could not compete with Scott´s model.

Was fun finishing the inlay, probably I could blog something. But I didn¨take any photos at that time. So we´ll see.

I made this tissue box with a bottom and a lid, so the owner may decide the use of it

Thanks for watching, be safe

-- Back home. Fernando

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 09:40 AM

cooooool boxes.
All of them are just so nice, and having each with a different theme is wonderful.
I really like what you did with the woven look tissue box- fantastic.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 01-05-2011 10:01 AM

somebody has beeeen reeeealy beeesyy last year :-)

they look awesome all of them

and I like the way you just sneaked a woodgloat in ….LOL
your wife is realy something :-) not many wuold have done that …most of them wuold
have said there is a pile of wood ,so if you are interrested you can pick it up….if they even remember that :-)
lucky you who has a wife that suport you so much

take care

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#3 posted 01-05-2011 10:31 AM

Good looking set of boxes. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 10:54 AM

Neat idea I like the tissue boxes, you’ve been a busy boy this holiday I bet they were well received
Best to you

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

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#5 posted 01-05-2011 11:23 AM

That is quite a collection of very nice boxes.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-05-2011 11:30 AM

Very Nice on all of them.

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

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#7 posted 01-05-2011 11:43 AM

I would like to say that this is a very good… no… great selection of boxes… and all so different… well done… mate..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 01-05-2011 12:42 PM

Wonderful Work Fernando!!
Everyone must have been very pleased at receiving these for Christmas…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 01-05-2011 12:46 PM

very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 01-05-2011 01:35 PM

great ideas here… love that you were thoughtful enough to fill them too!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 01-05-2011 01:59 PM

A wonderful bunch of beautiful boxes. I especially like the ones for tissue paper. Quite a contrast to the one measly box I just barely got done in time for Christmas.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-05-2011 02:47 PM

Great boxes and a wonderful idea to fill them.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#13 posted 01-05-2011 02:53 PM

I’m making this a favorite for future reference. These are wonderful boxes and a nice presentation. Thanks

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 01-05-2011 02:55 PM

Nice work Fernando! Lot’s of unique details – the inlay is incredible! I’m sure everyone was pleased with the gifts.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 01-05-2011 03:01 PM

Yikes. That is a lot of work.
Good job Fernando.
You won’t bore me with your work.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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