I am finally after a few long weeks getting around to posting all the Christmas gifts I made this year! :)
I made a Skyrim themed jewelry box filled with little love potions for my lovely girlfriend. The spline joints we made using purple heart wood and were a lot of fun to make. The rest of the purple inlays are dado cuts filled with glow-in-the-dark epoxy resin. I used the laser engraver at work to get the Skyrim logo and inside quote cut into the box. Had so much fun making this box :D
I made another box this time Borderlands themed for my brother. This box was much larger, made it as a box to hang by the door to store your keys and other daily pocket loot in :p The spline joints on this are made from Walnut, and to make them unique I decided to have the joint go all the way into the box. The wood used on top was African Padauck. Learned this wood is a mild irritant and makes your nose run like a river.
Finally I made some glow-in-the-dark Denver Broncos coasters for my dad. Used Redheart, Poplar and Maple to make these. Just made a frame out of the poplar and filled it with the epoxy resin. These suckers are awesome in the dark due to the large surface area of glow-in-the-dark resin :D
Have one more gift coming to post that I haven’t photographed yet…