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Project by sheetzy posted 12-26-2013 10:49 PM 957 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this advent box as a Christmas gift. It has 25 individual drawers, all of which are hand dove-tailed. Each drawer contained a gift, to be opened one each day starting December 1. Several drawers had a lottery ticket, gift card, or piece of paper with a clue about where a bigger gift was hidden. The December 24 drawer was full of wool strands, which represented a big wool throw. The December 25 drawer contained wood chips and chunks of dove tails, which represented a hand dove-tailed blanket chest that I had made myself.

-- Sheetzy





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#1 posted 12-27-2013 01:08 AM

A lot of fine detail work and good planning Sheetzy, good job!

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 03:05 AM

very well done… will be a family heirloom
one of my favorites

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 04:00 AM

Wow, an amazing piece of work and a wonderful heirloom gift (gifts, actually)!

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 11:08 AM

Another great project that will last forever and become a family heirloom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 12:31 PM

Great idea .

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#6 posted 12-27-2013 01:18 PM

Outstanding project for the Christmas season—the best I’ve personally seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 02:18 PM

Thats a great project. My wife approves! Her comment was, “save your clues, it gets harder to find places to hide the advent gifts over the years.” My comment was, “thats a lot of dove tails!!” Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 12-27-2013 02:53 PM

very cool idea!

I love observing Advent as a season…. it makes the build up and anticipation of Christmas a lot more fun and helps keep us focused on the “reason for the season”

Great job!

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#9 posted 12-27-2013 03:56 PM

This is really cool. Great job

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#10 posted 12-27-2013 04:03 PM

Nice project. It will be around for a long time.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#11 posted 12-27-2013 05:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful; the pride of craftsmanship shows.

Pieter

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#12 posted 12-27-2013 08:01 PM

Wow. Must be for someone realy special..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#13 posted 12-27-2013 08:46 PM

Wonderful cabinet far too nice just to be used at Christmas. LOL .Alistair

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#14 posted 10-02-2014 12:41 AM

*Love this! What a wonderful keepsake.

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