Sister-in-law Memorabilia Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-23-2014 06:13 AM 1944 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting my sister in law Saturday evening, she was telling my wife and I that she needed something to store some old cards, pictures, jewelry, etc. in. Well we hardly got in the car and my wife suggested that I make her something nice to keep everything in. As soon as we got home I started on the making. I chose the resawn lumber that I had sitting, waiting to dry out. With not much time to think on this I figured I need 6 sides to make a box and here’s what I came up with.
It’s walnut and spalted ash. It’ s 13’’ x 5 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’. Finished with wipe on poly. Talk about a rush job, but it’s the thought that counts. Hopefully final coat tomorrow, glue in the felt, and wrap it up.
Merry Christmas everyone.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 07:44 AM

I bet she loves it.
Great looking box and a good job.
Love the contrasting colours.
Merry Christmas to you .


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 08:59 AM

Nice work, great looking box.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 12:30 PM

She’s going to cry! Your box is very sharp looking. I love the way the light and dark woods blend with each other.
Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 12:33 PM

Beautiful gift. The side wood looks magnificant. Very nice box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 12:33 PM

That’s a mighty fine box double D. I like the design and the wood combos. Very nicely done. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 02:04 PM

That is a beautiful box, Double D. Very unique and creative!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#7 posted 12-23-2014 02:08 PM

Great rush job, and looks nice. Thanks for sharing and MerryChristmas to you and your family.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 02:53 PM

Thanks Bob. I hope she loves it. It’s the only one she will be receiving for Christmas. ha ha

Thanks Ken. I like your take on the skateboards. I should make one for my niece who is always on one.

Hi Tony. My favorite project of any type is the combo of light and dark wood. I just hope she likes it.

Thanks Ivan. The wood does show well.

Roger, thanks. Have and great holiday season.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 12-23-2014 02:57 PM

Dan, thanks. Sometimes creativity can be rushed to an extent.

Thanks John. I’m glad the rush is over, now I can help my wife around the house. lol

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-23-2014 03:25 PM

Dave- well if you came up with that in a hurry, I really wanna see what you could have come up with some prep time…Nice job!!! Beautiful wood contrast and neat design. Think she is gonna be very happy. Merry Christmas Buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 12-23-2014 04:43 PM

Well done Dave, I really like the wood combinations you chose. Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-23-2014 08:53 PM

Very nice box. I love the color mix and the grain is beautiful

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 12-23-2014 09:11 PM

hi great box love the spalted ash it has i great grain
it works well with walnut great work


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#14 posted 12-23-2014 09:25 PM

Sweet box and great gift, Dave!!

Merry Christmas…................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 12-23-2014 09:49 PM

Hey Buster, thanks. If I think about a project too long I will just keep thinking about forever. Sometimes you have to start cutting. LOL.

Thanks Lee. The wood is what I had there and it looked great after planing it.

Thanks Joe. Light and dark wood to me always looks good.

Hi branch, thanks. The Emerald Ash borer bug did all the work.

Thanks Jim. Have a nice trip.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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