A Gesture of Appreciation...

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Project by littlecope posted 07-25-2010 11:56 PM 3093 views 3 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the latest box, freshly finished and ready for…???
I’ve kept it under my hat, but I made this box for a specific purpose and person. I really appreciated the kindness that Ellen35 showed, coming so far out of her way to give me a lift to the Lumberjock’s Get-together, at the North Bennett Street School in early May…
Ellen would not hear of money for Gasoline or Parking, and said that it was not a subject for discussion… Not being one to argue, I silently vowed that when I got a chance, I would make her a little something, as a token of my appreciation… This is it…
Let me know, Ellen, where you want it sent, and I’ll send it out this week. Thank You once again, and I hope you like it… :)

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

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 12:05 AM


what a kind gesture ,
for a very deserved person .

they are both beautiful !

a wonderful gift ,

from a wonderful guy .

makes the heart sing .

well done !

-- 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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#2 posted 07-26-2010 12:18 AM

I very kind gesture, from one to another and back again.
The box looks fabulous, I know she will love it.
What are the woods ?
Sweet hinges !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 12:22 AM

Very cool…that’s a can’t miss

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 12:27 AM

Thanks David and Lisa!!
Lisa, the sides are Cherry, the top panel is Imbuia, which was a gift from Brother Patron… :)
On the trays, I reversed them…
Thank You too, Paul!!

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

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 12:35 AM

Looks great, Ellen, will really like it!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 12:36 AM

I am humbled…
It was my pleasure to pick you up, meet you and spend time with you…
I am a believer that one good deed can start an avalanche of good deeds… I hope that is the case with this.
They say no good deed goes unpunished… but this is spectacular! As I watched this box being made, I thought this was your best yet! The hinges and the inserts are just the best! I am so excited!
So… where can I drive you next!!!! ;-))
I accept, Mike, I accept… with gratitude. I will look forward to receiving it.

I’ll PM my address.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 12:37 AM

A fine box from one fine person to another fine person. Sounds like a good match to me Mike.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 12:57 AM

stefang said it very right, you’re both very fine persons.

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 01:11 AM

A fine gift and a fantastic pair of great LJ members. I proud to be a LJ member with super folks like this around.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 01:17 AM

Fantastic Mike. Not to many people go out of their way for others anymore. Special gift for a special lady. Well done.

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#11 posted 07-26-2010 01:23 AM


Gifts, for acts that expect no compensation, are all the more special. Your Dad taught you well.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 07-26-2010 01:24 AM

Fine job and great gesture! I was going to suggest that you tell Ellen that this was not a subject for discussion either, but I see she has already graciously and enthusiastically accepted! Bravo for your thoughtfulness.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 07-26-2010 01:28 AM

what a beautiful box mike…and its going to one of the best ladies i know…she deserves it all the way…wow for you Ellen…just as a side note…Ellen made me and sent me one of her beautiful boxes this last winter when i was having a down time,,,not to embarrass you Ellen but your a class act of a lady and friend…and now mike is honoring you as well…....great job mike…..your a class act of a guy….....grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 07-26-2010 01:35 AM

Beautiful box and all I have to say is: “THIS is what LJ’s is all about !” Another fine example of 2 wonderful people, exchanging fantastic “kind” gestures…...

Mike, I am sure you really enjoyed making this box and I can see that you put your heart into it. Ellen, I imagine that you will enjoy this fine box for many years, but also will remember the fine person that gave it to you and all because of an “act of goodness” !

This is fantastic !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 07-26-2010 01:54 AM

That’s a beautiful gift, Mike. I’m sure it will mean much more than gas money.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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