50th Wedding Anniversary Box

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Project by Rustic posted 10-01-2013 02:41 PM 999 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my Aunt and Uncle for their 50th wedding anniversary. It is made from aspen and aromatic cedar.
My cousin called me the week before the party and asked me if I could “throw something together”. This is what I came up with. I purchased the W and used medium walnut danish oil to age it.

They loved it.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 04:16 PM

It looks like a very nice box to me. I can see how they would be thrilled with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 08:25 PM

A nicely done box. Like the way you “aged” the W letter and the cedar strips look great too. Nice work on such short notice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 08:40 PM

Well done, great gift.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 09:52 PM

Nice one, Rick. they’ll love it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 12:27 AM

Great Job Rick, and fast too!
Congratulations and Best Wishes to your Aunt and Uncle!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 03:41 AM

Nice! I like the colors, they blend and accent nicely. Good work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 03:39 PM

That’s one fast and useful project. I’m sure the couple appreciates it. Great job!

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#8 posted 10-05-2013 12:37 PM

Nicely done. I like the sliding lid

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

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 09:27 PM

What a fine box for keeping sweet memories.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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