Today (7 Jan) is the Russian Christmas and these are my wife’s Larisa’s Christmas Gift.
They are made from Spalted wood that I got from a Pallet.
Hand made and finished with Shellac.
Keepsake Box by Hendri
It is an Oak and Kiaat baby keepsake box for a young Muslim lady who recently had her first child.
Shadow Box by Dane
Built for a friend who’s father had served in WWII. He had found his father’s discharge papers which showed all the medals he had won. He purchased the medals and asked if I would make the shadow box so he could give it to his brother for Christmas.
Made from Cherry
15″ L x 5″ D x 5″ T
Hand cut dovetails
Sequential grain between sides and bottom
Laser engraved Army insignia, details about his father, & names of medals
Shellac and paste wax finish.
Being a veteran, this build was extremely important to me. I drew up several iterations for the design in Sketchup before settling on this one. Originally this design called for box joints but I felt it deserved the attention that dovetails call for. Although my dovetails still need work, I was very happy with how this build turned out and so was my friend.
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