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Project by Ryan Shervill posted 01-17-2008 at 06:33 PM 3351 views 18 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, I thought I’d share this set with you. The box is maka with curly soft maple, and the carved leaf motif is copied from the cover of the album inside the box. The “D” stands for Dean, the Groom’s last name.

Funny story behind this one….the Bride hired me to make the gift as a wedding gift for her groom. Through working with her on design, etc…I learned that the groom was, in fact, one of my childhood friends who I hadn’t spoken to in 25 years! I kept this little tidbit of info to myself, and giftwrapped the box when it was done so the bride couldn’t peak. I told her the invoice was placed discretely inside the album, and to not worry about payment until they returned from the honeymoon. Well, there was an invoice…..marked $0.00 balance due, and a picture of the groom and I together at the age of 6 :). It must have surely suprised them, because I got a thank you call at midnight on the wedding night! I mean, surely there must have been something better they could be doing their first night as a married couple than calling me ;-) Anyway, I was touched.

Thanks for looking!

Ryan

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055





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CedarFreakCarl

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#1 posted 01-17-2008 at 06:35 PM

Great story and a beautiful box to boot. Nice work!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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TomFran

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 at 06:36 PM

That is a beautiful box! Nice work. That curly grain is stunning.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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GaryK

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 at 06:39 PM

Great box! I like the leaf.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 at 06:51 PM

Wonderful box and great! story

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

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#5 posted 01-17-2008 at 07:26 PM

Impressive box, I like the inlay. Very nice!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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RobH

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#6 posted 01-17-2008 at 07:30 PM

Really cool. The work is excellent. Keep it up and keep showing us.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 at 07:40 PM

Love that lid, and the tale. Thanks for another splendid offering, Ryan.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bradford

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 at 07:41 PM

Can’t put a price on that. Way to go Ryan. A gift like that will lead to more word of mouth referral work. I’d say that was a good investment in your future friendship and business.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 01-17-2008 at 08:13 PM

That’s gorgeous! I like the lines and symmetry – that’s one wedding gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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DocK16

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#10 posted 01-17-2008 at 08:51 PM

Great box and an even greater story. I’m sure this gift will be a lasting memory. Every time they look at their wedding album or celebrate an anniversary they will think of you.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 01-17-2008 at 09:33 PM

The story vs. the box and the winner is… a beautiful beginning…thank for sharing ….Blkcherry

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Dadoo

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#12 posted 01-17-2008 at 11:03 PM

I think you’ve rekindled a friendship. Nice one!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#13 posted 01-18-2008 at 03:09 AM

Great story – great box.
The inlays really set off the top – classically simple.

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#14 posted 01-18-2008 at 03:54 AM

I’ll just ditto that: great box – great story.

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#15 posted 01-18-2008 at 04:29 AM

What more is there to say than great story and a great box.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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