Celebration boxes (great moments to remember).

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Celebration boxes
moments to remember

After some heavy years life starts to shine on me again, thank you.
To remember the important moments I have made a few little boxes that mark different events.
The round one is one of my grease boxes, this is a memory of the love and hope it gave me to be a member of LJ and all the funny moments and learning I got here.
The pine box in the back holds a cork of a bottle of Champagne that was opened and enjoyed on the day I got my private pension after having to give up working due to health; this meant that I could pay my bills and no more worries for the everyday life.
The Purple heart box in the front holds two corks, since when I got the public pension after four years of fighting it was time to celebrate even more, so two bottles of good Champagne and the company of my new girlfriend was how that was done.
The two little boxes are also made of Purple Heart.

The purple heart wood has a special story also since it is a gift from a Canadian LJ friend of mine Justfine and so he is a part of this story too.

1. The boxes and my old grease box.
2. Glue up (the box in the back will come on a later blog of how to make these).
3. Trim.
4. Shooting.

With this post I also take the chance to wish all my LJ friends a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Hope this can inspire others to save those precious moments.

Best thoughts,


-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 969 days ago

Glad to see you are keeping busy with good and happy memories to base your projects on.

A happy new year to you too.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#2 posted 969 days ago

You guys are all in advance for the new year wishes… :p
Nice lil boxes Mads :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 969 days ago

These are nice projects, Mads. Good way to remember the things you’re thankful for. You may need to make a special display shelf or case for all of them, because once you start looking for all the things that you want to remember or are thankful for, you will have quite a collection of little boxes. Or you could just have them scattered all over your house.

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Don W

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#4 posted 969 days ago

Your posts always have a way to instill a sense of compassion. It’s great your life is coming back together. Here’s to a great 2012 for everyone!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 969 days ago

What a cool way to remember special moments.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#6 posted 969 days ago

Congratulations on getting your state pension at last Mads. I know how important it is and I am very happy for you. Sorry I haven’t been around lately, but that’s another story.The boxes all have that special design which is your trademark.

I hope you and your close ones had a great Christmas and will have a happy new year too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 969 days ago

Beautiful work with a beautiful story behind each box! Best wishes for the New Year!


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#8 posted 969 days ago

Sounds like the new year will be very good for you Mads. You are a sentimental guy I must say. These are special items and connected to special times and friends. Good to hear from Mike again too.

Best thoughts and wishes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 968 days ago

Great job Mads. Love the idea and the work crafted here. All the very best for 2012!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#10 posted 968 days ago

I always enjoy what you post. These are no exception!

Thanks for all you contribute here—it would not be the same without you.

Happy New Year

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 968 days ago

Thank you Mafe for all the great posts this last year! It looks like some things have truly improved for you! Here is my wish that things improve again in the new year! Happy Holidays.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#12 posted 968 days ago

these are some beautiful little boxes Mads.

Thanks for sharing. sure makes me want to go to the workbench and make something

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

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#13 posted 968 days ago

I like everything about this project Mads. The best ones are the ones that touch us the most… Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 968 days ago

Hello Mafe

As usual a fantastic work and some more original ideas

Thanks for sharing all yours ideas Mafe you are the best

An important moment = A box

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 968 days ago

A Wonderful Idea Mads,
Warm Boxes to keep the Warm Memories Alive and Fresh
Hope that You are enjoying the Season my Friend
and Best Wishes for 2012!!

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

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