|Project by Maveric777||posted 04-16-2010 11:50 PM||2572 views||16 times favorited||30 comments|
This is a project that has more hours than you can count and more meaning that I could even put into words. This is my first real stab at a keepsake box and I picked a few things on it that would challenge me (I’m still new to the whole woodworking scene…lol). Like the corners and wooden hinges. Both gave me royal fits…lol
This box was built for my wives Grandfather. A man whom over the last 10 years grown to respect and love so very much. His wife for almost 60 years passed away not to long ago. Preceding that their family home for 30 years burned to the ground. The picture I showcased in this box is one of the few photos that survived the fire. If you look you can even see burn marks on the picture.
I originally wanted to construct this box with lumber salvaged from the burnt house, but things never panned out. So I went with my two favorite woods instead ….. Cherry and curly maple. I don’t want to bore anyone with all the this and that. Just wanted to show a very special project.
By the way… I did name the box “Triumph” for 3 reasons. First I didn’t think I could build this… I did. Second I spent a lot of time looking at a certain persons work here on LJ. I got an immense amount of inspiration from him (Thanks again Jeff). Thirdly (and most importantly) this box represents a “Triumph” that does not get noted nearly enough. The success of a long and loving marriage that stood the test of time. That to me is a triumph….
Thanks for looking….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.