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A ways back i got a call from a lady that wanted to add a porch to her house , i told her sure let look at it , well it was a very big one but i managed to get er done but it took a few weeks , one day as i was putting up the hand rails one of her friend came by to see her , told her she was gone and didnt know when she would return, she asked about the rails and said they looked great but asked did i have a carpenter square i said no, i have this a couple of board nailed together to make a square , what it was was a jig for the inner rails as it was all i need ,the next day she came by and brought me a new Square and said it was a gift and that i did good work ,i didn’t want to hurt her feeling as i have a few square and she was kind and thoughtful enough to do that ,i made this box and am going to put this lee vally six incn square in it to thank her for that act of kindness , its some walnut and the other lumber is not sure i forget a friend Jeff gave me a while back some pretty wood ,kindness i see it all over the place , sometimes a small act of kindness goes a long way ,thanks for looking i know its not perfect . it was the first time to make wooden hinges ,a friend told me they looked big on the small box ,told him they were presidential hinges like President Obama’s ears , just playing life’s to short to be to serious

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 01-16-2017 11:04 PM

Lol. I cracked up when I read about the hinges. Lol. Anyway it’s a beautiful box. Nice of the lady to give u a square too

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 12:13 AM

thanks JCamp i think the feet look big too ,yes it was i was having a bad day when she gave it to me ,kinda made the day

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 12:14 AM

you thank her eddie
thats who you are

nice gesture and box

box sides look black walnut
top sides and feet spalted maple (ambrosia)
hinges rosewood

hows the water down there
i guess you haven’t floated away yet
be safe

-- 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 01-17-2017 01:03 AM

Hey Eddie….way to pay it forward! I like the wooden hinges… have the Incra hingecrafter thing? Well done my friend…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 01:10 AM

Darn nice sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 01-17-2017 01:55 AM

I think them Obama ears on the back of that box looks great… Well done…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 01-17-2017 02:47 AM

Thanks David she really liked it ,she was kinda taken back ,,she was so suprised made my day , hope to see ya soon as soon as i get bandit his dog ill proably head your way we can play in the shop and fix the world problem , miss ya my friend

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 01-17-2017 02:53 AM

thanks Jeff that was that spalted maple (ambrosia) you gave me at the boil i saved it for something special , got the hinge crafter this was the first round , kinda know the ends and out now ,hope to see everyone at the geathering soon ,

thanks Monte ,wish i was closer you got some pretty wood

Thanks Marty ,next time ill push them ears in a little and use some blond shelic and call it a trump box :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 01-17-2017 03:32 AM

What a nice way to pay it forward. I’m sure that lady will treasure that box forever.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 01-17-2017 03:41 AM

Tyvekboy she was so happy ,it made my week maybe month

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 01-17-2017 03:59 AM

Nice box! Nice gesture!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 01-17-2017 04:06 AM

thanks Bandit , should have your girl to ya soon she doing well ,sleeping on the couch right now

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 01-17-2017 04:53 AM

Very nice box, love the woods used, came out great. The hinges look just fine, they add to the hand crafted appeal of the gift. The corner splines are also great looking, nice contrast in colors. Great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 01-17-2017 06:19 AM

thank you very much Oldtool

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 01-17-2017 10:42 AM

Lovely box and gesture on both, you and the lady’s, parts! Good to see you!

-- God bless, Candy

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