Granddaughter was turning 13 and I asked what could I make for her and she said a letter box also known as stationary box. So, I thought this is time for me to do a veneer project.
She is a huge Zelda fan so that had to be in the mix and since she is a Kilpatrick lass, I went with Celtic weaves. The basic box is cigar box designed and cut, then the sides and top were overlayed with walnut veneers. Her portrait and Celtic designs were combined with Pixelmator Pro and then uploaded and engraved on the pieces. Then the pieces were assembled into the box and hand rubbed with raw linseed oil. I wanted to put a latch on the lid but couldn’t find a good fit for the thin lid. If anyone has a source for quality box hardware, please let me know.
She was thrilled with it and of course loved the Zelda references. She said she will treasure it always. Creating legacy keepsakes for your family is one of the best uses of a Glowforge… which my grandkids have affectionately named the ‘PappyForge’!