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Christmas tree box & Cross

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Project by Tokolosi posted 887 days ago 995 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Christmas day I made a small cross from the stump of our Christmas tree that I saved from the previous year. It was meant serve as a reminder of the past while living on into the future (You can see that project here). My Mom saw the cross and she asked if I could do the same with her Christmas tree from last year. The little 8” stump has been drying for the past 3 months and in the past couple of days I milled it into two sections for the cross and some 3/8” planks. I used the little planks to make an accomponying box. I added some mahogany but tried to make the little pine planks the focus of the box. Finish is BLO and paste wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 887 days ago

You put a lot of work into this little box

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 886 days ago

Very nice cross BUT that box is really nice. You did a great job on it and I really like how you have the “corners” done. Nice idea and I am gonna use it. Again, good work!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

#3 posted 886 days ago

Very Nice box

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 886 days ago

What a novel idea.

Repurposing a symbol of Christmas to a symbol of Easter.

Happy Holidays ;-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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josh

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#5 posted 885 days ago

The box is sweet! I’ve done some projects with Christmas trees. I love to be able to recycle them and carry on their legacy if but in a different way.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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