Birthday Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-31-2011 03:01 AM 1362 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2011—Built this box as a birthday gift for a friend. This started as a glue-up of pine boards. All the cutting is done on the band saw.

Something new I tried on this box: Lettering. The crafts isle at WalMart has a small bag of black letters on little round pieces of white plastic. These little “beads” are intended for bracelets, I think. They are about an eighth of an inch thick, you get around 300 letters for about $4. These beads fit snugly in the holes drilled for them, so no glue was used.

A satin finish was used.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 07-31-2011 03:15 AM

I really like that lettering idea!! I’ll have to try it sometime!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#2 posted 07-31-2011 03:28 AM

Nice box, it’s hard to tell how big it is, I like the original shape, and your lettering idea is a good one, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 07-31-2011 04:08 PM

Another nice little box. Love the lettering idea.
Always fun to wander around stores and look for items that could be used in various projects.


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#4 posted 08-01-2011 01:59 AM

Art, I like the lettering idea. I think it would be especially appropriate for children’s boxes.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 05:09 AM

Love the lettering idea

-- Norman

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 05:24 AM

Great ideas and the lettering. Well done.

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