Retirement Gift

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Project by blmac4 posted 09-14-2017 02:40 AM 704 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the heart surgeons my daughter works for is retiring and the nurses have been telling him for years he needs a new box to store his loupes in.
It’s a wooden box and they no longer make them. So, guess who she comes to to make him a replacement as a retirement gift. The original is just a plain finger joint square box but I felt a well established heart surgeon needed something better than that. I like the paradise style box, so that is the style I went with but I wanted it to reflect his profession. On the lid I v-carved his name underlined with the ecg line. On the front of the box I engraved a heart with the ecg line going into and out of it. All of the v-carving I filled in with coffee grounds and CA glue. I think the box is a more fitting gift than just a square box.


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#1 posted 09-14-2017 02:11 PM

love it

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 02:33 PM

Beautiful and very fitting,. What a great gift!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 06:26 PM

This is a beautiful box and a very nice retirement gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-15-2017 12:14 PM

Cool gift. And functional! Too many gift boxes get stored away. He’s almost guaranteed to use this.

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#5 posted 09-17-2017 07:45 PM


How very thoughtful! He’ll love it!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 09-19-2017 02:35 PM

That’s fabulous!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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