2012 Christmas boxes

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Project by hawks posted 01-19-2013 02:20 AM 1903 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the personalized boxes I made for friends and family. I think it ended up being about 16 boxes & of course I got a late start and then on December 21st I got another distraction (see last picture) of course it was a GREAT distraction!!! my first GRAND BABY!! so needless to say .. I did at least have some help from nephew so they would be done on time BUT we still ended up working till 2 AM ON Christmas morning installing hinges & such to get them done… I DO NOT see how the real SANTA could do it LOL . THE wood is just cheap “furring strips” from the local box store and some Cherry stain with min-wax poly. So now I’ll have to make my grand baby a special one with her name on it as well “Jesselynn”

Jesselyn, Papa Columbus loves you !!

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 02:25 AM

Wow that’s a big job.,nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 12:53 PM

nice job on the boxes.

the grandbaby is beautiful.try not to spoil her to bad!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 01:01 PM

Nice work Santa, but mostly congratulations on the new granddaughter. You’ll relly like being a grandpa, it’s a lot of fun.
How did you apply those names on the boxes?, surly you don’t have that many branding irons..

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 05:21 PM

Where does Santa put his wood chips

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 06:31 PM

Man, you were busy this Christmas. I bet they all liked them. Congratulations on the new and first grandbaby.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 12:15 PM

I have already figured out its’ great to have a grand-baby. they are lots of fun but DANG makes you feel old LOL.
thanks everyone for you compliments although the boxes didn’t turn out as good as I wanted they did turn out nice. Oldtool- to answer your question I actually cheat some.. I print the names off from the internet then take tracing paper and trace it on the box then just burn it with my cheap burner. I am thinking about trying to make a branding irons to “sign” my work but haven’t had time yet
Normg- of course he puts them in his reindeer stalls (for this Santa it’s actually a chicken house LOL )

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