Memory/Keepsake Box

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Project by spazinout posted 12-30-2014 10:30 PM 1450 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift I made for my cousin for Christmas this year. Her and her husband have 3 boys, but were unfortunate to have had a miscarriage last year as well. I wanted to celebrate their sons in some way but yet remember the little angel that they lost.

The box is made of solid cherry, with walnut cornerpost dovetails (thank you incra). The feet are walnut as is the lid. This was my first attempt at splined miters, and I think the cherry splines give it a nice accent, as well as the inner frame being cherry. The “baby angel” plaque on the inside is a piece of reclaimed yellow pine out of my grandparent’s old home. I did an image transfer on it using a laser printer and heat.

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 10:55 PM

Very thoughtful gift.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 12:31 PM

Very nicely done

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 02:29 PM

This is a real beauty and you have done a fine job on it. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 03:03 PM

Very nice!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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