|Project by mafe||posted 12-26-2010 03:17 PM||3259 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
Mathildes grease box
This is my LJ project post no 100, serious I need professional help!
Imagine a daughter that say to you; ‘daddy I have only one wish this Christmas, a little box like the one you have made for yourself, the one with the dovetail in the end!’.
This is my daughter!!!
So I have spend some moments in December to work on this little box for her, and when it was finished I realized it was the best gift I have ever made, and even more the best gift I have ever given, to fulfill a wish like that is more than I could ever dream off. I made hers a little bigger, since I don’t expect it to be used for grease but rings or other little jewelry.
I made also two little hearts, a white from giraffe bone, it symbolize her, pure and full of energy, and always looking and learning. One by buffalo horn, me, old with some dings and scratches, even some deep lines from life, but with a warm glad, and plenty of colors.
1. The finished box with the hearts inside.
2. My own little grease box and a piece of wood.
3. The setup, having a wonderful time.
4. Hollow out.
5. Inlay the butterfly of brass.
6. Mathildes on the right mine on the left.
In return she gave me two woodworking projects she had made at the school (she is eleven years old):
A coat rack with a burned text that melted my heart, not from the heat but the meaning.
A wonderful little birthday flag, where she had made a lap joint for the base (yes I’m impressed).
I made a blog about the grease box story.
Post no 100:
As many of you know, I have become retired, so I have the time, but as you can also see most of my projects are small or simply ideas, so that’s why I get to such a big number so fast. My health don’t allow me to work more than a hour max two a day, and this is of course a limitation.
Still this past year at Lumber Jocks has given me so much, I have learned, I have laughed and have been able to meet wonderful people all over the world, and even join tight personal relations to some of these people.
Will I post a 100 next year? No way! This year was where I was setting up the work shop and all was new, believe it or not I had only one or two hand planes a year ago, and now I have stopped to count.
It’s a old dream coming to life, and I enjoy every moment.
Thank you all for the comments, and encouragement, that made me want to go on, and to run straight into the next project, you all put smiles in my life, and in the year that passed it was very much needed.
Hope I will get another wonderful year here at LJ, thank you all again,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.