|Project by ToddHolmDotCom||posted 01-08-2012 06:20 PM||1491 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is the gift I gave my best man in June. He has been a dear friend for nearly 30 years. My wife found the quotation to go on the top (we are both college professors so the nerdiness of a quotation from Cicero is appropriate). The nice part was I told my bride to be I was making this box for him but she didn’t know I was also making one for her (see my earlier post) and so I was able to get feedback from her on what she liked in boxes without letting on to her wedding gift.
The box is Mahogany with a Sycamore lid. Like the previous post the corners are mitered with a Red Heart spline for strength (the Red Heart is from scraps from the box I made for my bride), the bottom inside is flocked, the lift tab on the lid is a piece of scrap Red Heart from the box I made for my Bride as well, the lid hinges on a brass rod with acorn brass nuts threaded on, and the lid was made with a CNC engraver. I finished it with a linseed oil.
He loves it.
-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."