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Project by shelly_b posted 06-10-2013 10:24 PM 2107 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my best friends lost her 7month old baby a couple weeks ago. Though there is really nothing that one can do to make it better, I wanted to do something more than send flowers. I decided to make a memory mox with a matching frame. I thought she could either display them, or tuck them away in a closet some where. I used walnut with purple heart. Finished with wipe on poly and JPW. Though boxes sound simple, this is the first box I have ever made. My new Baileigh saw did an awesome job with the 45s that I would’ve had trouble with on my rigid. Thanks to everyone for their advice in making this!

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 10:27 PM

Very beautiful job. Great thought with a bad situation.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 10:38 PM

It really looks nice. Clean and precise. Sorry to hear about the tragedy, very sad.

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 10:40 PM

what a kind and caring thought you had shelly

and for a first
this is awesome

everything about it
is just right

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 10:46 PM

Thanks guys:) Very sad situation, but she is an amazing person and dealing with it better than I could ever imagine. I’m glad she has a 5yr old to help keep her busy and give her something to keep going for.

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 11:04 PM

Great tribute. Nice grain lines.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 11:07 PM

A beautiful box and frame and a beautiful thought. So sorry to hear about your friends loss.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 11:38 PM

I don’t know how well your TS worked but, the craftsman in you sure shows. Really nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 06-11-2013 12:00 AM

Thanks guys:) Kodabear-This is one of the first times I’ve had a chance to do wrap around grain, so I was happy that it turned out, thanks:) The tablesaw worked awesome. My old rigid was hard to get to 45 without hagning on the handle. My 3yr old can turn this one to 45 and it was right on the dot without messing with the stop, so that was a nice change:)

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#9 posted 06-11-2013 12:40 AM

Shelly, A beautiful tribute for your friend. It turned out just perfect. Now if we could figure out how to keep that color in the purpleheart!

Nice job on the routed contours. I noticed the nice wooden hinges. Good job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-11-2013 01:51 AM

shelly_b....You did an amazing job on this project for your friend !!....Excellent craftspersonship….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 06-11-2013 02:31 AM

Great job. Very impressive and Im sure your friend will treasure it

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 06-11-2013 09:47 AM

Nice work on the Box.
I am very impressed, and even more so if that’s the result of a first effort.
Keep up the good work

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#13 posted 06-11-2013 11:59 AM

Nice choice of woods and flawless box, love it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#14 posted 06-11-2013 12:21 PM

Thanks everyone for all the compliments:) gfadvm-thank you:) When I decided to do wood hinges I looked at a lot of your projects before I made them, well, before I made the second set after the first didn’t work lol.

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#15 posted 06-11-2013 01:16 PM

Very beautiful builds. Excellent. I’m sure the receiver will be exstatic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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