Christmas Card Caddy

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Project by sawdust55109 posted 12-06-2013 05:10 AM 1136 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request for a box of some kind to hold Christmas cards and here is what i came up with.
All four sides splay out at 8 degrees to give it a bit of personality.
The narrow sides have a full length tenon and fit in grooves on the front/back. Bottom also is in a groove.

On the mock-up box i didn’t like the plain sides so i added a design on each side.
One side has a Tri-Quetra inlay which represents the Trinity in Christianity and the other has a Poinsettia.

The boxes are made in Cherry and Balck Walnut. Finish is one coat tung oil and 3 coats wipe-on poly.

The inlay is done with Holly stringing using Steve Latta’s techniques. (It is getting difficult to find Holly boards nowdays but i recently got a couple)

The flower was painful for me because I recently decided to try pyrography and got a nibsburner. The painful part was that after i burned the flower image on the walnut box it was difficult to see it in the dark wood. I may need to go to therapy and confession for actually using acrylic paint on wood instead of intarsia.

Sorry about the pics but my phone never seems to take good pictures.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 11:14 AM

very nice little project and a great idea….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 03:17 PM

I like it a nice design and they look super.

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 04:31 PM

These are really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 05:51 PM

Lovely boxes! Like the great design, beautiful wood choices and the finish sets them off. Great job!

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#5 posted 04-15-2015 05:56 PM

Fine in all aspects!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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