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Cedar Shadowbox... a promise kept

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Project by BusterB posted 464 days ago 1301 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s sister had asked me a few weeks back if I would make her a shadowbox to put the items they had used on her premature daughter when she was in the NICU. The child is sort of a miracle… not only showing up a few months early but also she was in cardiac arrest for over an hour just a few days after being born. Well she took all that in stride and though small for her age is now a very spoiled two year old. Well anyhow, I promised to build the shadowbox and then promptly forgot. I went down to the shop to work on some carpenter bee traps and while I was a planing a piece of cedar remembered I had promised to build this thing. Its 16” x 20” x 3 1/2” deep, and is finished with clear spray lacquer. The plexiglass is in dire need of cleaning in finished pic but for better or worse this was a promise kept.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Gowvu

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#1 posted 464 days ago

Attaboy Buster…oh what he heck, I’ll give you three attaboys…good job brother..

-- William, Florida via WV. & KY.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 464 days ago

Thanks William….it was my first….perhaps my last as well…..lol
Man we had some of that famous Florida weather here today….was a nice day to work outside!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 464 days ago

Nice one, buster. Good to keep the family happy!............Jijm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#4 posted 464 days ago

Thanks Jim…. I try but its tough…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 464 days ago

great shadow box,buster.
and an even better story,thank god for the little miracle.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Thanks Marty. Its funny, she cant (or wont) say Buster so my new name is Bubba… I can live with that because it is better than what she calls my wife. The other nieces and nephews have always called my wife Pepper after a dog we had when the oldest was a wee tyke. Well little miss cant (or wont) say pepper so my wife is now PeePee…I am thinking Bubba aint so bad…rofl

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 464 days ago

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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BusterB

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#8 posted 464 days ago

Thanks woodbutcherbynight…. it was something different for me.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 464 days ago

Nice job. Better late than never.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BusterB

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#10 posted 464 days ago

Thanks Monty….think I have mentioned it before…not only am I cheap, I am also slow…and lets not forget to mention…forgetful…..lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 464 days ago

Although, cheap, slow and forgetful you did a good thing and made your wife’s sister a happy camper in the process. Nice work Bubba :). Now back to the bee traps!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#12 posted 464 days ago

LOL…thanks L2L… I will finish those things before winter….i will finish those things before…..

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 464 days ago

Good for you on the build Buster, I hope the SiL enjoys it.

If you look closely enough you can pick out those bib n brace in the plexi reflection, thankfully we can’t see your ugly mug lol.

Keep scratchin.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 464 days ago

Nice one Buster the wee Lassie sound like a real fighter
It is so nice to hear these thing it makes my day.
The Shadow box is great, now get back into the shop and make her some toys.
I’ll be checking up on you. :)
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 464 days ago

Way to go Uncle Bubba!

Good on you! And God Bless that beautiful little girl!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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