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3 years ago my 3rd born son Troy was married. He asked me to make a box for them to place in the church and the reception for those that wish to give monetary gifts an/or cards.

I am always seeing boxes on here that everybody makes and they are all so wonderful, though mine could never keep up, I am pretty happy the way it came out.

When I was down in southern Ca. visiting last month I saw it out, so I took pictures of it to post here, as I had lost the original pictures I had of it.

Their reception was ocean/seaside themed and that’s what they asked me to make.
3 years later the green poplar has got darker than it was. This picture you can see where one of the shells fell off
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This is another side. The date was scrolled out of curly maple, the starfish is cedar. This is the side that I made a “slot” for the cards to be placed as I had glued the top to the bottom to be unglued latter when they got home and opened it. (my son told me to do this. By what he told me people will wander into receptions like this and steal the cards out of open boxes, baskets, etc.) Sad but I guess true.

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I was down in Southern Ca. when I made this and all I had was my worst scroll saw and an old band saw.
The lettering of their names is done out of lace wood, the shell on the bottom right is curly maple. The starfish is green poplar, and the sand dollar is mystery wood now, since it’s been 3 years I have forgot. LOL!

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-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!





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jim1953

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#1 posted 1903 days ago

Hay Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 1903 days ago

Hi Alison, what a great idea for a wedding. That sure is a beautiful box and that wood is terrific, the poplar over your way must be different from ours, poplar here just has a grain, whitish colour. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1903 days ago

I like it! It’s perfect for an oceanside affair.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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savannah505

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#4 posted 1903 days ago

Very nice my dear, a real special piece for sure.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Loucarb

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#5 posted 1903 days ago

nicely done

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 1903 days ago

Very nice work ! The wood grain is beautiful !

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Handi75

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#7 posted 1903 days ago

Allison,

Nice work… Don’t think I’ve could’ve accomplished what you did!

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Vicki

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#8 posted 1903 days ago

Hi Allison,
What a beautiful family heirloom. So original.
Vic

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1903 days ago

Hey Allison
Now there’s a new box maker in town and I think she’s ready for a box Throw down. Wonderful box,such a great idea. Another winning project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 1902 days ago

Beaut job Allison.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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odie

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#11 posted 1901 days ago

Sorry I’m late to the party … very nice indeed !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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grizzman

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#12 posted 1604 days ago

well first i must say..according to your picture..you dont look old enough to have a son old enough to get married..i mean wow…you look like a young lady…but as to the project..very nice indeed…you do wonderful work and im always happy after viewing it …i know this is way late..but i thought i had you on my buddy list and found i didnt..so im re looking at all your projects…they are all so beautiful….hope your doing well and have the creation process going….......grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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