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Project by john2005 posted 11-09-2012 07:59 PM 1917 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year a friend of mine had a mis-carriage. This year she gave birth to a son who had no kidneys and no bladder, after 30+ hours of labor. This is my first bandsaw box but it seemed like the best thing to memorialize her son with. As you can see there are two main drawers, and one hidden drawer. Another friend knitted some very small booties and another pair that are even smaller. The quarter is there for scale. In the top drawer are the larger booties (they will barely fit my finger) and in the hidden drawer are the smaller ones. (they won’t even fit my pinky) I had another friend engrave the lettering, but the hands I did with a wood burner freehand. The woods are cherry first, then poplar, alder and a cocobolo back, handles and one of the drawer fronts. The finish is just some tung oil. Very simple and keeping the wood look. I know it isn’t perfect, like I said its my first bandsaw box, but I learned a lot and is something that has a lot of meaning. Constructive criticism welcomed. Thanks.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





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#1 posted 11-09-2012 08:01 PM

I suppose I should have pointed out that the second child did not make it through the delivery.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 09:28 PM

That is a very nice memorial box!!

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 11:11 PM

I like this a lot, very cool.

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 12:22 AM

Very well executed. Lot’s of meaningful features.

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 12:31 AM

Well done.

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#6 posted 11-10-2012 01:19 AM

So sad to read this ,but your box is very creative and well done. God bless all of you : )

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 03:59 AM

Lovely box – beautifully done!

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 04:04 AM

a very nice tribute
prayers for the mom

and bless all that contributed to this

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 11-10-2012 04:31 AM

A nice tribute to a very sad story. I hope the family can cope with this great loss.
My sister miscarried earlier this year. She was 8 1/2 months pregnant.

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#10 posted 11-10-2012 05:05 AM

Great box. Heart wrenching story. I hope it provides some comfort.

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#11 posted 11-10-2012 09:27 AM

I have mixed feelings about this :(

Technically speaking the box is very nice.

On the other hand, she might as well forget about the past and concentrate all her energy and caring love on the next attempt at having a child, hoping that everything will eventually be okay.
I can relate some, as my mom lost her first at birth, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. Everything happens for some reason. Oh, well.

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#12 posted 11-10-2012 08:21 PM

This is always so hard for parents to go through. Three of our daughters have had mis-carriage over the years, but happy to say they each have delivered healthy babies. I think your tribute was very nice…

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#13 posted 11-10-2012 09:52 PM

Nice tribute, but this design could also be used for the celebration of the completion of 9 long months and a normal healthy birth. The hands on the belly tell it all… Amazing what mothers go through for us. Don

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#14 posted 11-11-2012 06:39 AM

It is a great project.

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#15 posted 11-12-2012 07:13 PM

Excellent job of illustrating the anguish these parents must be feeling after two such great losses.

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