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Gift for a Friend

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I’m not one for extreme heights so it’s good to have a friend who is a professional rigger. The photo is of my friend Andrew at the top of my 53’ unstayed mast installing some new instruments a while back.
This box is a thank you for this and for just being a friend.

  • It is a simple birch box with a sliding lid. 
  • The outside is finished with Zebrano veneer, wipe on poly and a bit of marquetry on curly maple.
  • The inside is finished with burgundy pig suede and a bottle of Chianti Classico Reserva.

I thought it fitting to photograph it in front of the serving tray I made several years ago in homage to the Chianti brand.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

10 Comments

Sweet thank you gift, and the photo was a great idea. Very well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

What an awesome thank you gift!!  You captured the picture.
damn paul ill be your friend any day man !!!!!😍

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Fine work Paul!

No gift is better than a personalized one IMO.
Beautiful work and design. Great job.  Mike
“A bit of marquetry” <<< 😳

That is amazing and if Andrew doesn’t have a wet eye when looking at that, I’ll be very surprised 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was a fun bit of work to do.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.