Family tree for my grand mother

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Project by Weth posted 06-03-2013 01:33 AM 1070 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear Lumber Jocks,

Originally created June 2011

This is one of my first projects that I was really proud. I was making this box for my Grandmother that I was very close. I was going to present it to her on my next visit. My visit kept getting delayed for one reason or another. She died suddenly. So, I transformed the box into her family tree. I then presented it to her at her funeral. She died at 88 and lived fantastic life yet, I cried like she died young.

This box is made from Maple and Walnut. I intended it to be a picture box. She had a large amount of pictures that were disorganized and she did not want in photo albums. The family tree is wood burned. The two things I feel are clever are the handles which I made from left over table saw shavings that were laminated. The internal flocking was found from a place that sells flocking for duck decoys.

My father now owns the box.


-- Weth

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 02:47 AM

Nice Work my Friend… I am very sorry for your loss.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 03:19 AM

Excellent memorial

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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