|Project by Drew||posted 144 days ago||453 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
Last year, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This came as a great shock to the entire family and brought with it a trying few months ahead of us. She underwent a biopsy to find out what the status was of her tumor. Once the biopsy was completed it was found to be malignant and had infiltrated one of her nodes. Because of this nature my mother had decided to undergo radical double mastectomy. She has shown through these past six months of chemo that she is the strongest woman I’ve ever known. In honor of her bravery, and all the other women who ever been touched by breast-cancer I dedicated this breast cancer ribbon bandsaw box build for them and her. I looked all over the Internet to try and find designs to base my bandsaw box from without success. I then just took a breast-cancer ribbon drawing, and enlarged it to trace on my blank. I took four slabs of whitepine and glued them up in a nice big blank. I then cut out the drawer and separated everything for paint. The ribbon itself has six coats of paint oil-based enamel, while the drawer has six coats of black oil-based enamel. I then lined the drawer with red felt and attached all the parts the day before it was supposed to be delivered. Talk about cutting it close!
Before I wrap the present I placed a charm inside the drawer. This charm was a custom-made hope for the cure breast cancer awareness charm.
This is the meaning of that charm:
“A symbol of belief and hope for the cure
for breast cancer blooms in this perfect
blossom, unfolding its petals, glistening
with dewdrops in the warmth of the sun.
This tribute to the courage of those
whose lives have been touched by
breast cancer. A symbolic inspiration of belief in
miracles and the celebration of life.”
This project, is one that I am most fond of, and particularly most proud. I would like to send out many prayers and thoughts to those families who have been touched by breast cancer. May you fight and live a long life.
-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK