Uncle's Prayer Box

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Project by PDK posted 09-21-2015 09:26 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this “Prayer Box” for my Uncle Harold, who is a retired pastor and missionary. It’s a combination of curly maple and purple heart on the outside, with a cross of yellow heart on the inside. The corners are rounded through dovetails and designed to resemble fingers interlocked in prayer. Both crosses are raised (not merely glued on – took some time to perfect this) both inside and out. Wood hinges are purple heart. I enjoyed this project immensely.

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 04:39 AM

Nice work. Will he write down prayers and keep them in it? kind of a neat idea.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 11:58 AM

TTF…that’s the general idea. Truth is, as a retired “Man of the Cloth”, he can use it for anything from kitchen recipes to storing laundry detergent.

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 12:47 PM

This turned out beautifully and I’m sure that your uncle was well pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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