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Project by scrollingmom posted 422 days ago 632 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom asked me to make this letter holder for a convenient place for us to let each other know that mail needs to go to the mailbox. Since our mailbox is 1/2 mile from the house whoever is going out the driveway first takes the mail. This pattern came from Creative Woodworks & Crafts August 2008 issue. The creator is Wayne L Bosler III.

The base and uprights are 1/2” Oak and the applique is made of 1/4” Walnut. On the bottom the screws are recessed, but I went ahead and glued on felt just incase of someone slides it around. A light coat of laquer was applied for the finish.

This is the first time I’ve done anything with this much applique. It wasn’t too bad, but I’ll have to say I not very good at the shaping part. I’ll have to practice some more.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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#1 posted 422 days ago

looks good … keep the projects coming

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#2 posted 422 days ago

Look very good and nice work

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Very nicely done and looks great—as always!

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#4 posted 422 days ago

Really nice and cut beautifully! great idea!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 421 days ago

Wow! You did a great job! This really looks pretty and professional! I think the shaping looks wonderful! I find that I like to shy away from shaping stuff, but once I get started, I really don’t mind it, and actually like it. It certainly makes the pieces look nice. I am sure your mom loved it. :)

Sheila

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#6 posted 421 days ago

excellent job. like the oak / walnut contrast.

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#7 posted 421 days ago

Kelly that looks very good to me. Beautiful and very useful too~!!...................Jim

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#8 posted 421 days ago

Nice job

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#9 posted 421 days ago

Very Well done.

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Roger

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#10 posted 421 days ago

Very classy. I likes it a lot.

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#11 posted 421 days ago

Looks a lot better than mine, in fact this one is classy and beautiful!

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#12 posted 419 days ago

Great design and well executed, makes the letter holder really appealing.

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