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I decided to build this chest for my daughter so that when she is my age she will have a nice piece of furniture with a hand written letter from dad on the bottom of it.
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#1 posted 12-07-2011 02:01 PM
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#2 posted 12-07-2011 02:08 PM
It’s beautiful. Way to go, dad.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#3 posted 12-07-2011 02:48 PM
Your daughter has a toy chest that will last for generations. When I make something that I expect to stay in the family for generations, I inlet a brass plaque with the name of the person, I make it for, the occasion and date. For some things like a baby cradle, I put another plaque with my name as the maker. You can get small ingraved brass plaques from any trophy shop. Here's what one looks like on a bench I made for my Aunt's 55th wedding anniversary.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#4 posted 12-07-2011 04:26 PM
That is a very beautiful toy chest
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#5 posted 12-07-2011 06:12 PM
Great job, I’m sure she loves it!
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#6 posted 12-07-2011 08:45 PM
Thats very nice. It will last beyond just your daughter, hope you wrote a note to your great great great great…..grandchildren.
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#7 posted 12-08-2011 01:35 PM
Very nice build. You did a great job with it.
-- Have a great day.
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