I got a beautiful present from my friend David from LJ

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Project by Schummie posted 12-17-2009 06:16 PM 2627 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week we got package from the US, the first thing my wife asks,
do you have order something in the America?
No I didn’t order anything (unfortunately) but what is this?
When I opened the package, I got the lovely smell from wood.
And than . . . . what is this, a beautiful made box from wood and than
I mean a really beautiful box.
I think it is better to look at the photos, than you know what I mean.

I heard from the maker that the box is made from the next types off wood:
the top is the Rosewood, (Indonesia) and the outside stripe is Padouk (Africa)
this wood is also called Vermilion, the white stripe is holly, (North America). the inner
stripe is Purpleheart (Brazil),
The little squares are Redheart (Africa ?), and the little plugs are Bubinga (Africa ).
The sides are Lacewood (Australia).
Inside: the sides is aromatic cedar (USA) and the top and bottom inside is maple.

He invented this design just for me.

Maybe you understand I’m VERY happy with this beautiful box and great present,
That someone wants to make this for me.

Thank you David, thank you, I will never forget this,

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 06:20 PM


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#2 posted 12-17-2009 06:27 PM

Wow is right!! Schummie you and David are both winners in my book. This is a beautiful box and it was a wonderful gesture on David’s part to make it for you.

You both just made my day.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 06:35 PM

Congratulations Shummie. You are very lucky. A wonderful box and a wonderful gift. I can see that box getting a lot of attention from your friends and family. A real conversation piece and a future heirloom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 06:40 PM

Wow! is right. What a great design! Up with the best I’ve ever seen.

Congratulations to you both.

David, that’s great….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 06:48 PM

Very beautiful detail and craftsmanship! Best wishes to you both!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 06:55 PM

Wow a great gift from a great one of a kind guy, Fantastic work David. Thanks for sharing Schummie

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 06:59 PM

Had To say More
A true work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 07:00 PM

Shummie, what a beautiful gift to receive and what a beautiful gesture from David…...A friendship forever and an heirloom to cherish. This is what makes Lumberjocks so special. Shummie and David, thanks for making my day.

-- John @

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 07:04 PM

Wow is right. It is a beautiful box and a nice gesture from Your friend David. I agree that this is what makes LJ’s a great site. Congratulations to both of you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 07:28 PM

David….your kind heart and generosity is monumental. What a super box…......Schummie is a very fortunate individual. Schummie….....enjoy your precious gift. David…...your craftsmanship leaves me awestruck every time I see a piece of your work.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 12-17-2009 08:13 PM

Shummie I am very glad for you, enjoy that wonderful gift, very well made David always does some special work anyone can tell that box did not come from Walmart.
David is not only a woodworker he is an artist, always coming up with something new and different.

Happy Holidays to both of you.

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#12 posted 12-17-2009 08:16 PM

henrie ,

glad you liked the box ,
and am happy you were feeling well enough to post it .

your pictures look great .

hopefully you can work some ,
but don’t push it ,
we don’t want any more accidents .

and have a great holidays with your loved ones ,
i know you can’t travel to the inlaws ,
but make the best of it ,
i will be thinking of you ,
as i allways do .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 12-17-2009 08:25 PM

What a wonderful story and a wonderful box.

Merry Christmas to both of you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 12-17-2009 08:27 PM

Shummie, What a wonderful gift from such a great friend.

David, you are a true inspiration to us all, and your box is absolutely beautiful.

I hope you both enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas and God bless.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#15 posted 12-17-2009 08:34 PM

Shummie – Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us.

David – Your tremendous talent and generous heart are an inspiration.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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