A few gifts...a box, a candle holder, and a cutting board

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Project by Cory posted 05-17-2012 01:07 PM 1776 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few gifts I’ve made recently:

1. A lift lidded box for my Dad’s birthday. Zebrawood and walnut with a baltic birch ply bottom. Finished with BLO and wax.

2. Candle holder for one of children’s teachers. Maple and cherry for body and cocobolo for feet. Finished with wipe on poly.

3. Cutting board for in-laws. Maple, walnut, cherry, and mahogany. 16” x 24”, 1 1/2” thick. Weighs a ton. Finished with mineral oil.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 05-17-2012 07:50 PM

I like the candleholder. the split down the middle really adds a lot of unique character to it. nice work!

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 03:01 AM

Candleholder is awesome.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 11:23 AM

all very nice. I really like the design and wood combos on the cutting board

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

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 02:15 PM

Wonderful gifts. I’ve never liked Zebrawood much, but in this instance you’ve made it work beautifully. The candle holder is a ‘stealable’ idea! I like the angled legs wrapped around and above it. Gives it class. And cutting boards are always popular. All these will be appreciated, I’m sure. Nice work!


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#5 posted 05-20-2012 09:16 AM

All great looking projects. I am sure those people will be grateful for them.

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