|Project by KENVO||posted 12-27-2013 04:49 AM||1891 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This box was commissioned by my oldest brother as a gift box for his daughter’s boyfriend. The boyfriend has given my brother a few gifts that were wrapped in ways that made them very hard to open. So my brother wanted a little revenge. He asked me to build a box to house the gift of a new pistol. Dimensions were 12×16”. I made it from a 4/4 pine shipping crate that I liberated from the trash pile at work. I dadoed a 1/2” bottom into the sides and mitered the corners, then added screws and glue. The bottom got brads every inch to make this box unbreakable. I added a 1/2” top that I screwed every 1 1/2”. Once the gift was inside we put epoxy in a couple screw heads just to top it off. Funny thing, the boyfriend gave my brother a gift in a wooden box that was nailed and jb welded together. They both got a kick out of it and I think a new tradition has been born for the both of them.
-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia