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50th Wedding Anniversary Box

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Project by Rustic posted 300 days ago 742 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my Aunt and Uncle for their 50th wedding anniversary. It is made from aspen and aromatic cedar.
My cousin called me the week before the party and asked me if I could “throw something together”. This is what I came up with. I purchased the W and used medium walnut danish oil to age it.

They loved it.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 300 days ago

It looks like a very nice box to me. I can see how they would be thrilled with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 300 days ago

A nicely done box. Like the way you “aged” the W letter and the cedar strips look great too. Nice work on such short notice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 300 days ago

Well done, great gift.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 300 days ago

Nice one, Rick. they’ll love it!!

Jim

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

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littlecope

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#5 posted 299 days ago

Great Job Rick, and fast too!
Congratulations and Best Wishes to your Aunt and Uncle!

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

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douglbe

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#6 posted 299 days ago

Nice! I like the colors, they blend and accent nicely. Good work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 298 days ago

That’s one fast and useful project. I’m sure the couple appreciates it. Great job!

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Roger

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#8 posted 296 days ago

Nicely done. I like the sliding lid

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

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mafe

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#9 posted 227 days ago

What a fine box for keeping sweet memories.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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