Preserving Memories Books

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Project by poospleasures posted 02-11-2018 09:42 PM 862 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a fairly simple looking little thin book like storage for special memory’s or things like that. I have made several of these for my great grand kids’ grand mother (who is our daughter-in-law) to give to her grand kids at the time of their first communion. She is quite the writer and she does a special letter to them about their life. The letter and other certificates and documents which they achieve are also stored in this little book-box. So far all the books have been of the best walnut I have at the time. What I hope looks like pages is strips of oak with its grain lines looking like paper. The outsides are tooled to 3/16” and the spine is about 7/8”. This is a simple to build heirloom for them to have as their very own. Just posting because have not seen this idea on here before. Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 10:22 PM

Vernon, very unique and an obvious heirloom

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 10:48 PM

Very nice Vernon, I really like the way you did the edges so they look like real pages in a book.Very original and classy!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 12:52 AM

Nice memento.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 01:02 AM

Really neat idea. Nicely done.

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#5 posted 02-12-2018 04:01 AM

I have not seen these before and they are a great idea. Fine job on the execution. Glad she is not writing a letter about me.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 02-12-2018 05:12 AM

Nice work on that keepsake box, Vernon.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 02-12-2018 04:00 PM

Very nice and unique display! Well done.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 02-12-2018 09:38 PM

You have done a fine job on this keepsake box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-13-2018 12:19 AM

Thank all you folks for you very nice comments.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#10 posted 02-13-2018 01:48 AM

Nice work, Vernon!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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