White Oak memorabilia box

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Project by Chris posted 06-30-2015 11:16 PM 763 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small, White Oak box for memorabilia. Simple build but enjoyable. Cutting the box joints by hand along with some of the details such as lining install allowed for a woodworker refreshment.

The closed box and the handkerchief represent the many tears they cry in the midnight hour with all their memories tucked away inside.

For the fortunate few, one or two, might be awarded the grand opportunity to hear what’s inside and to learn about the container and the manner in which it was made.

A man is not just the product of his make but what he carries with him.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#1 posted 07-01-2015 12:39 PM

Nice job Chris. In years to come, your heirs will appreciate you preserving these things.

I was not in the service, and I remember my Dad never wanted to talk much about his time. Nor did my Father-in-law, till his life was almost done. And even then he only told us a few details which we were very surprised to hear.

My dad kept very few “mementos” , and my FIL kept none at all. I wish we could have got both of them to share more of their experiences.

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2015 07:00 PM

Thank you Joe.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 07:39 PM

Chris , Great job you did on this. I think I understand what it contains and what it means to the one who placed them there.

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 10:43 PM

Well done. A great tribute.

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

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