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Brigadiero Box... check out the contents... tastes better than wood!

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Project by ellen35 posted 1134 days ago 1785 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several weeks ago, Lorna (moonls) and I did an artisan’s fair (the same one Lorna mentions in her earlier post). A friend of one of the other crafters emailed the following day and asked if we could make a box to hold her home-made Brazilian Truffles. She was donating a box of 40 to the fundraiser for a local health center and needed a way to show them off… and she was interested in getting some boxes for special occasion sales. We are not fools… the deal was that we too would donate the box to a good cause BUT we wanted some brigadieros in return! They were delicious and came in 4 flavors… oh, yes, back to the box! It is made from 3/8 inch walnut with maple and purpleheart stripes and purpleheart sides to the cover. It is finished in 3 coats of water-based poly. It is filled with brigadieros!!! The candy maker also included a stack of our cards with the box. We are still waiting to see how much they brought in to the silent auction fundraiser.
Thanks for looking.
Ellen

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





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1134 days ago

Looks good form here. Nice of you to help with the cause ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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KayBee

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#2 posted 1134 days ago

Good looking and tasty too! Someone’s gonna get a great deal at that auction.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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bigike

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#3 posted 1134 days ago

WOW, That is a saweeeeeeet box but the contents are even sweeeeeter. Looking at the truffles and reading the post is making my mouth watter so bad.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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littlecope

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#4 posted 1134 days ago

Outstanding Box my Friends!!
Mmmm… Truffles… :)

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

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1134 days ago

That mixture of woods is really eye popping in such a classy & pleasing way!
Plus, filled with those goodies, well….....

Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Lenny

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#6 posted 1133 days ago

Way to go Ellen (and Lorna). Nice collaboration on the part of both of you. I really like the look of the walnut and purpleheart together.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1133 days ago

sorry….

But the box looks yummier than the truffles

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1133 days ago

Ellen, what a great looking box and it was nice of you to support this worthy cause. You chose a nice wood combination. I am sure it will do well at the auction.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 1133 days ago

Mmmmmm Truffles!!!
Box is not bad looking either.

-- Doug...

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Box

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#10 posted 1133 days ago

Ellen,
Now you are making me motivated to get back outside into my shop…and I just came inside from there a few minutes ago….You are also making me hungry..

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 1133 days ago

Ellen,
You my friend know how to make one Gorgeous Box!!! I personally do not like Truffles, However like someone else said before me…. I Like You Box Better!! That being said it was a great the two of you could work together for a good cause… ;)

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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brunob

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#12 posted 1133 days ago

Ellen,
Great box and a good cause plus you get some truffles and publicity. What could be better than that.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Wiggy

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#13 posted 1133 days ago

That is just mean… taunting us with a breathtaking box and THEN flashing the sweeties….
You are a evil little monkey!
HA!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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grizzman

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#14 posted 1133 days ago

oh ellen you did a wonderful job on that one, and you smart girl…you scored some great looking candy…i hope the silent auction went well and that you get more business from it…great build…

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

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#15 posted 1133 days ago

ellen and lorna, that box is great. beautiful choice of woods. contents of box also very tempting. all for a good cause. let me know if you receive any response from the business cards.

-- wiser1934, new york

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