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Project by TerryDowning posted 123 days ago 668 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is getting married this weekend March 29th. I offered to make bride and groom pens but my son and his fiance’ also commissioned me to make a box. Rather than signing a guest book, guests will fill out cards with their thoughts and best wishes which will be placed in the box and locked away. On an anniversary in the future, the box will be unlocked and the thoughts and best wishes read to each other.

This was a long haul project with lots of firsts for me and was completed mostly by hand. The entire story is blogged here. For those that have been following along. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I’m Done!!

-- - Terry





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 123 days ago

Great stuff Terry. Its good to know that something the old man made will play such a big part in their lives. Enjoy the wedding bud!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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shipwright

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#2 posted 122 days ago

Really nice one Terry, a family heirloom for sure.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Tim

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#3 posted 122 days ago

Turned out fantastic Terry. That will be a great keepsake and part of the day. Learned a lot along the way, and I bet you did too. Go kill some more plum trees.

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#4 posted 122 days ago

Lovely box very nicely crafted. Well done -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Slyy

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#5 posted 122 days ago

Great gift for your sons wedding Terry. Was a fun ride following the blog too. It turned out beautiful.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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489tad

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#6 posted 122 days ago

Treasure box is a great idea. It will always be a part of their marriage.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 122 days ago

great idea,this will be a treasure for your son and his bride for years to come,very nice.

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JKMDETAIL

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#8 posted 121 days ago

Daughter is getting married in October and I am doing something like that for them. I can only hope it turns out as well. One of those gifts they can can let there kids fight over in 80 years.

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TerryDowning

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#9 posted 121 days ago

Good luck on the box, keep us posted on its progress.

-- - Terry

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Jerry

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#10 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful box Terry, really well crafted.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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#11 posted 106 days ago

Wow, mitered dovetails NICE!

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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