Celebration boxes - life has so much to celebrate

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Celebration boxes
life has so much to celebrate

Posted some of these little champagne cork display boxes before but my silence for a while here made it a good time to remind us that life seems to work in mysterious ways.

Each time I can find a reason to celebrate, I open a bottle of champagne, sometimes big things like my daughters confirmation party, other times small like a sunny day or a day with no pain. When I feel it’s a good one to remember, I bring the cork to the work shop and make it a box.

Life is beautiful every day, it’s just not every day we can see it.

1. Celebration boxes.
2. Cutting on a primitive sled.
3. Different materials and shapes just for the joy.
4. Cutting the windows.
5. Ready to glue.
6. Drying.

Hope it can give you a reason to pop a cork or even remind some of you to celebrate life.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 11:06 PM

I too know those days, especially the far and few between -pain free days.
I don’‘t drink wine though… A nice glass of pink grapefruit juice is the way I go!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 11:18 PM

I like the one in the middle!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 12:03 AM

That’s just a neat idea Mafe. Thanks for sharing.


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#4 posted 11-23-2015 01:01 AM

I’m returning to Europe next fall Mads. Maybe this time we won’t miss each other like we did last time.
We could pop one and you would have a reason to make another cute little celebration box. Maybe we can involve Thomas.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-23-2015 01:42 AM

I never heard of a celebration box before but I really like the idea! Do you write a note to go with each one to help you remember the occasion?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 11-23-2015 03:17 AM

What an absolutely marvelous idea and great boxes. Think I’ll start on this idea myself. Thanks for sharing!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 11-23-2015 03:24 AM

You’ve really been busy. Very neat gifts. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 03:39 AM

Sweet boxes!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 05:59 AM

Such a cool idea, Mads! I hope you cover your walls with these little celebration boxes!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 11-23-2015 07:32 AM

This is almost philosophical. I wish you a lot of empty bottles.


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#11 posted 11-23-2015 10:20 AM

Hello Mafe

Very nice boxes for specail events

I love this idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#12 posted 11-23-2015 01:40 PM

Mads, these all look great and will make wonderful gifts. It’s always nice to see what you are doing in your shop and I wish you a wonderful holiday season. God bless.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 11-23-2015 01:42 PM

Sweet boxes for sweet memories. Excellent idea Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 11-23-2015 03:30 PM

Nice Mads. A good memento of good times passed.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#15 posted 11-24-2015 02:14 PM

Great idea Mads. Hope you make many more boxes.

-- I never finish anyth

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