Initials Box

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Project by DBB posted 02-18-2013 05:54 PM 1522 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw box I made for my wife for Valentines Day (it had Godiva chocolates in it). Her initials are C.B. Made from layers of white oak and redwood with a redwood B for the drawer knob. Used TransTint Dark Mission Brown dye on everything then stained the drawer with an ebony stain to create some contrast. Finished everything with Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss.

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 06:23 PM

Nice idea and a great present awesome work

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 07:55 PM

A gorgeous box. Your wife will treasure this forever. Just a sweet creation and gift.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 01:00 PM

Very nicely done, good stain work. I would never have thought to combine oak and redwood but they’re great together. I also like the novel idea of not having the handle functional but pulling back on the rear drawer edge to open. A creative touch.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 01:51 PM

The “B” handle is functional – there is just enough of an edge there to grip with finger tips and pull the drawer out. If it were full of something heavy, like lead fishing sinkers (why those would be stored here, I don’t know), then you could assist the opening by also pulling on the back edge. That cut out in the back was more decorative – to preserve the “C” shape from the front and side (see the 2nd picture).

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 03:54 PM

Awesome box! Like the design which has a personal touch and the blend of wood and finish.

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 04:19 PM

A nice piece and I know she must have loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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