My grandson Connor's memory box

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Project by sscartozzi posted 12-31-2016 01:35 PM 1639 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my Grandson Connor’s first Christmas. I always made a a memory box for my children and now grandchildren for their first Christmases. This is the latest. I never like to make the same thing twice, so I always make different styles. The top is hand carved cherry and the bottom is padauk with hand cut dovetails. I also am showing the jig needed to hollow out the curved top. Many passes raising the blade a little each time. I hope this is something that will last after I’m gone. Just something to remember about pop pop.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:18 PM

Very nice box, especially the carving. I am sure this box will be a lifelong reminder of a beloved and talented grandfather.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 03:23 PM

Very nice, love the rounded top and the carving. Great work, very nice gifts.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 03:52 PM

Table saw coving taken to the extreme!

The carving is excellent work.

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 08:20 PM

Beautiful box, Steve, And I’m pretty certain he’d never knowingly get rid of something like this !

Good job, and Happy New Year !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 08:22 PM

Awesome box! Sure to be cherished by many generations to come. May I suggest writing down a family history as part of the gift? Nothing fancy just a list of names and dates and important facts to be placed inside the box. (I have a degree in History and know how important family trees can be.)
Thanks for posting and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 12-31-2016 10:37 PM

What a wonderful gift to give to your children and grandchildren. They will no doubt have fond thoughts when they look at it in the future.

By the way, your skills far exceed mine. What a piece of art this is.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#8 posted 12-31-2016 10:41 PM

Such a top of the line box to give to your grand children. Your advanced skill will be alway a treasure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 03:04 AM

Good job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 01-01-2017 03:07 AM

Steve, this is a great piece of craftsmanship. What a nice keepsake this will be.

-- Big Al in IN

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