Memory Boxes for the Woodowrking Club to give to the kids in UC Davis Oncology

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Project by Rob Drown posted 07-12-2010 03:41 AM 3057 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These “Memory Boxes” are small boxes with sliding lids for the kids in the UC Davis Cancer ward to keep their get well cards and treasures in. The local woodworking club sponcers and coordinates the effort. Doug Freund helped me to build ten of these little boxes. The wood is blue spruce from a small sawmill in Montana. The top is a raised panel resawn from glued up stock.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 03:56 AM

What a wonderful thing to do for the kids! I’m sure that they and their parents really appreciate it. Do the recipients get to glue and assemble them or are they assembled and finished when presented?

Thank you for being such a thoughtful and caring human being.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 06:19 AM

Very nice boxes! I’m glad to see people helping people and I’m sure these boxes are going to be treasures for the kids to keep forever. Nice work and even better cause. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 08:13 AM

What a great cause. I remember when I was a kid, someone gave me a compartmented wooden wine box with a sliding lid and I kept it for years. Great job

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 06:28 PM

Great idea, well made boxes too, I am sure the kids will greatly appreciate your kind thoughts and best wishes.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 03:16 PM

Great job Rob!

A very worth cause if I ever heard one.


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#6 posted 07-18-2010 11:48 AM

Not only a nice project but also a worthwhile cause. I liked the way the lid is constructed with the. I’ve never seen that before. Good work Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Abe Low

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#7 posted 07-19-2010 03:34 AM

thank you for posting this project. I wonder just how many were made to date for this worthwhile donation.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#8 posted 07-27-2010 03:54 AM

Thanks for sharing. What a wonderfule thing to do for the kids.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#9 posted 08-07-2010 09:18 PM

A bumch Abe csuse I copied yours!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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