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Project by Chris Cook posted 10-01-2017 10:27 PM 908 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In August I became a Grandfather for the first time! My baby girl (well, she’s 25) had our first Grand baby and he’s perfect (don’t argue with me). Thomas Samuel.

He came into the world weighing 10 lbs. 12 ounces, so he’ll be bigger than me soon!

I made him a keepsake bible box that I hope he can have forever.

The box is made of Cherry and the dark wood is Brazilian Rosewood . I had a brass coin made with his initials, that I embedded as the central accent.

I included a music box that had the movement from a box I made for my daughter years ago. That box got broken and I had the movement in my shop. It plays “When you wish upon a star”

I incorporated a 2017 penny to mark the year. I learned that trick from someone here.

They live in Texas (I’m in Georgia) and they are still moving around a lot, so I had the idea to build a box they could put this box in for moves and so forth. I built that box out of pine. I am painting it and lining with adhesive felt.

Anyway, I’ll give them this at Christmas time.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-01-2017 10:54 PM

Looks fantastic and the Bible box too,Congrats on being a grandpa ,you’re already making things for Little Thomas ,I can tell he is going to be spoiled by his Grandpa ,but that’s what we are here for :)

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#2 posted 10-01-2017 11:13 PM

congratulations grandpa
you made a great box but your daughter made the most beauty ´job´in the world
I wish you many,many hapy days with your Thomas Samuel grandson

-- bambi

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Rich

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#3 posted 10-01-2017 11:22 PM

Congratulations. That’s a big boy. My son and daughter-in-law just made me a grandpa for the third time this past Labor Day, so I know how elated you are.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 10-02-2017 01:25 AM

Very special gift with thoughtful details. Wonderful to create projects like this for those we love.

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#5 posted 10-02-2017 04:35 PM

Thomas is a fine looking lad and in the years that come he will cherish this box. Congratulations, Grandpa, you did a fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 10-02-2017 05:24 PM

Congratulations.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 12:18 PM

That’s the epitome of Grandpa pride and craftsmanship. Well played.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 02:29 AM

congratulations! well done on the keepsake box, great way to create that grand-dad/kid bond!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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