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A friend in the Show-Me Woodturner’s group asked me to help his friend with a special need. His son has juvenile diabetes and was graduating this past May. He wanted to give a gift to the school nurse for helping his son throughout his school days. When he had diabetic episodes at school, he would go to the school nurse. She would give him Cheez-its and that would alleviate the situation. I made the case out of quarter sawn white oak with hand cut dovetails. The glass slides in from above so the box of Cheez-its can be eaten without really breaking the glass. I turned the mallet and the whole unit can be hung on the wall utilizing a keyhole board on the back. I originally tried to etch the lettering on the glass, but with so much going on with the Cheez-its’ box, it wasn’t legible so I opted for white vinyl lettering. These were cut by my wife using her cricket machine (it’s a scrapbooking machine).

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 10:37 PM

A really thoughtful gift and well executed, I admit I laughed a bit when I first glimpsed the picture. I’m sure it will bring that nurse alot of smiling in the future.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 10:40 PM

That’s awesome! And well done!

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 10:54 PM

Now that’s cute.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 10:57 PM

Nice work Tim. Great creativity from you as always. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects here.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 10:59 PM

Thanks Mike, I wish I had it available to show to the group at one of our meetings, but the timing didn’t work out.

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 12:14 AM

That is cool, glad the glass slides out because with cheez-its in there that would have been broken in the first five minutes. Great project and special gift, one of the many reasons woodworking is awesome.

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#7 posted 08-24-2011 12:21 AM

That is hilarious and such a heartwarming story to go with it! I really love it. I’m sure the nurse will always remember this, what a nice gift.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 03:31 AM

I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 05:22 AM

This is a really neat idea, and very well executed. A great gift, I’m sure that it was well received. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#10 posted 08-24-2011 02:33 PM

Awesome. My husband loves Cheez-its. This project wouldn’t last long in our house.

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#11 posted 08-24-2011 04:18 PM

I have a Cheez-It bandit in my house. I am going to make one for her. Very nice and very thoughtful. I’m sure the school nurse will cherish it.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 04:00 PM

So cool! both the project and the story!
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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