Fathers day hexagon box

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Project by SisQMark posted 06-19-2011 10:57 AM 1365 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my final box for fathers day. I made this one for my wife’s dad. This one took some time to get it right. I wanted it perfect as I could get any way. Bob (my father in-law is a big fisherman, so I added a picture of a rainbow trout n the lid for him, & I cut a piece of Plexiglas to cover it. The main box is made of oak, the lid is canary wood, for the trim I selected leopard wood. I made the splines out of wenge wood for a good contrast as well as for supports for the tray. The tray is made out of monkey pod wood. I dyed the box in orange and finished it with a couple of coats of tung oil. I also added some brown felt in the tray & the bottom. I also used a couple of rare earth magnets for the lid closure. We gave it to him and he just loved it. This is my first attempt at a hexagon box so I took my time making it. Well I hope you all like it. Happy woodworking.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 12:18 PM

very spiffy. great idea for the splines doing double-duty with holding the sides together along with acting as the shelf to hold the inner compartment. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 01:10 PM

great job very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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