Since we're nearing Christmas, I decided to port over a few Christmas gifts I had posted elsewhere in years gone by. This is from 2018 so forgive any references that don't make sense 4 years later
My wife often gets left out of my gift-making because my time is limited, she is selfless and doesn't really need/want anything that I make most of the time. So this year, I've been making it a point to make her little things that I hope she'll like and use for special occasions.
She has a small, hinged lid box that she uses when we travel and fills with earrings and rings for the trip. So, I figured that was something I could replace with something a little nicer and more meaningful. A grease box a' la Roy Underhil
was the first thing that came to mind. I made one previously for my buddy Dave and it was a fun build and a great way to use some small offcuts of really nice wood.
My friend EarlS gifted me a box of such offcuts recently so I chose a really gorgeous piece of Walnut to make Steph's box. I won't go into construction or how it works. You can watch the linked video above for that or check out the great blog by LJ Mafe
on these boxes.
The key is made from Yellowheart and I used my small laser engraver to personalize it. I decided to flock the interior of the box to make it more delicate and feminine ;-) It was also great fun watching my delicate and feminine wife struggle with how to open it on Christmas Eve😂 Eventually I had to show her before she got a screwdriver…
Thanks for looking. Comments and questions welcome as always!