|Project by TimV||posted 08-23-2011 10:28 PM||1311 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
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).