|Project by ToddHolmDotCom||posted 01-08-2012 06:07 PM||1924 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first post to Lumberjocks. I have drawn much inspiration from the works of so many people on the site that I thought I would share a couple of my pieces. Like just about everything important in my life this piece comes with a story. I got married last June for the second time (my first wife passed away about five years ago). I married a wonderful woman who lost her husband about 15 years ago. Ours is a true story of love and circumstances bringing people together in unlikely ways. So for a wedding gift I wanted to give her something special that was unique and that had meaning to us both. To me that can only mean something from the shop. Our wedding colors were Red and Cream so I got some Red Heart and Maple and made this wedding box for her. I made a second one for the best man (who was the best man at my first wedding because he is still the best man I know). Maybe I will post pictures of that one as well. Obviously it has a different top. I gave it to her at the rehearsal dinner and we used it for cards at the reception. People LOVED it. One, who may have had a little too much wine, offered me one million dollars to make one for her daughter’s wedding a month from then. I accepted. My wife later renegotiated the deal to “free tax preparation for life”. We need to chat about her negotiation skills. But the box is worth sharing I think.
The corners are mitered with a walnut spline for strength, the bottom inside is flocked, the lift tab on the lid is a piece of scrap walnut I picked up off the floor, the lid hinges on a brass rod with acorn brass nuts threaded on, and the lid was made with a CNC engraver (That would be the most expensive toy I own). I finished it with a linseed oil.
-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."