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I built this box as a gift to a nephew who graduated from College. The nephew who’s spent the most time in my shop!

The laser engraving on the front indicates his degree and the one on the lid shows Oakhust, the president’s residence on the campus of Murray State University. I put together the art work and a local business did the engraving for less than $20. The box is made from Maple with Padauk on the lid, splines and pull. The box was made as a cube then cut apart.

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 1768 days ago

I’ll bet Joshua was really proud to receive this. Great job!

-- jstegall

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1768 days ago

Well Done I bet Josh loves it, even more so that his uncle made it for him.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jim1953

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#3 posted 1767 days ago

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Karson

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#4 posted 1767 days ago

Very impressive and a great memento on the great day.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1767 days ago

Very beautiful box, a great gift that anyone should be proud off to receive it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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stefang

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#6 posted 1767 days ago

Real nice box and a great commemoration. He will be certainly keep it near him forever.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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littlecope

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#7 posted 1767 days ago

Very nicely done, Mark! Great Keepsake!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 1767 days ago

Great idea, and a fine box too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 1765 days ago

Great gift

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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DocWithManyHats

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#10 posted 1165 days ago

Beautiful work and I’m sure it is something he will always cherish from his uncle

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