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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 07-31-2011 11:55 PM 803 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live in a townhouse complex of 64 units and my garage is my workshop, so when I’m working in there I usually have the big overhead door open. Naturally, when my neighbors walk by, they usually stop in to see what I’m making at that time. Well, one of my neighbors (a senior lady) told me that she was into needlepoint and does so with a group of senior ladies, so she asked me if I could make a box for her to keep her needles and supplies in. She brought over a few samples of her work and I chose this square piece (inlaid on the cover, shown) to be the cover piece for the box that I would make for her. She left the piece with me and I proceeded to make a box for her, cut from pine. On the cover, I routed out 1/8” deep so that I could inlay her artwork into the cover. I also glued a piece of black felt into the bottom of the box and voila. When I delivered the box to her, she was a happy camper. I didn’t charge her anything, just gave it to her with my compliments. My woodcrafts are a hobby, not a way of earning income (at least not until I become professional).

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.





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#1 posted 08-01-2011 01:31 AM

Nice box, nice gesture.

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 05:50 AM

Trev,

A great way to show off her needlework and your woodworking skills. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 02:23 PM

Two forms of artistic creativity coming together to make one nice and useful project…. I’m liking this….

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 06:57 PM

Nice looking box, as stated, cool use of the needlepoint as part of the project, form follows function kinda, very ingenious and interesting, great job, thanks for sharing

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