Been a while since I posted - TOO BUSY with life! But got a Nespresso for my B-Day and wanted a “box” to hold sleeves of pods. This holds 8 sleeves total which is perfect!
Made out of Walnut, Maple and Cherry (what I had on hand). The bottom looks like a spine - I wasn’t going for that I was just looking for a way to join 3 pieces together tightly. But it turned out pretty cool, so there ya go.
Coffee is the backbone of many people’s day…it’s fitting.
Box looks great!
BTW - DON’T use that triple thick poly spray seen in the background. I’ve had great success with the normal spray stuff in the past and thought it’d be great to skip a step by not having to do multiple coats with the thicker stuff as advertised. WRONG.
Spray = awesome. Use light coats, let dry and buff with 0000 steel wool. Wipe with a tack cloth and spray again. Rinse repeat until you get the look you’re going for. Can’t bypass this with triple thick stuff!
That is really great! I actually like the spine. It’s a great way to get maximum glue area!
Great design! Really want to get into 2-tone boxes like this.
Lovely! The trees are gorgeous!
We have a Nespresso at work - it makes yummy coffee
Holy smokes! Amazing box, i just love those interlocking trees. Appreciate the finishing tip!
The splined bottom is neat, but I love the trees!
Beautiful box, and hello from down the road in SW denver.
Thanks for the replies all. I’ve had several people who’ve seen it tell me I should make and sell these. But I just can’t make my hobby into a business as much as I’d like to make money.
That’s always been a challenge for me - I get to make cool stuff and then everyone wants me to sell it.
I guess I COULD use a new table saw and this COULD fund that…hmmm…
Yup. I bought a new router, scroll saw, and a mini-lathe with my “hobby” sales from the last two months. I enjoyed making the products, so it didn’t take away from the hobby aspect. YMMV, of course.
Well shoot. Perhaps I can leverage that design for some cash. It’s not a hard process at all to build, but I might change the spine design.
Then again, it’s pretty unique!