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My first bandsaw box, breast cancer ribbon

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 545 days ago 1020 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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BoerneDude

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#1 posted 545 days ago

nicely done. I like this a lot. i also like the dog bed in your profile picture.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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BoerneDude

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#2 posted 545 days ago

forgive me for neglecting to wish the best to you and your mom in my previous post Our family has journeyed down this path with our mothers this year as well. Each with different cancers but both have met it head on. Amazed and proud at the strength I have seen displayed by both.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#3 posted 545 days ago

No apologies needed. Thank you for the thoughts and comments.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 545 days ago

very cool box .great job.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 545 days ago

Nice box, I know your mom is proud.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lew

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#6 posted 545 days ago

Great looking gift for your Mom. From the smile on her face, I know she will cherish it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 545 days ago

A perfect box for your wonderful mom, a great tribute for her.

—www.sawblade.com

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daves1

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#8 posted 545 days ago

Drew, Beautiful box. I too looked for something similar and couldn’t find one so I made one myself. Unfortunately, since I made my pink ribbon box, my daughter has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It has only been a little over 2 weeks since her diagnosis so she is still trying to figure out all possibilites. I am holding onto the box and if and when she wants it, it will be hers. I wish your Mom a full and speedy recovery.

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 525 days ago

Drew,
This is absolutely a beautiful project for your mom. Very Very nice! I wish the best for your mom!

Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#10 posted 525 days ago

Thanks Tony, I appreciate your comment. My mother is doing much better now that her chemotherapy is finished. We will soon find out if everything is all clear.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Roger

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#11 posted 331 days ago

That is way kool Drew. God bless and watch over your Mom

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#12 posted 331 days ago

Thanks a lot Roger! She is doing really well now. Full remission with no sign of it.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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WayneC

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#13 posted 331 days ago

Very nice box. Glad she is doing well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#14 posted 331 days ago

Thanks Wayne x 2!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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