John's Nature Box

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Project by KonaCustom posted 02-20-2019 05:42 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A birthday present for my nephew John on his 5th birthday. The box has separate compartments for the things he likes to collect: Rocks, bark, acorns, seaglass and seedpods are some of his favorites at the moment. The lettering inside the box is burned into the wood.The box is made of birch plywood. I used a piano hinge to connect the lid and finished with boiled linseed oil.

-- Joel, Poway

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#1 posted 02-20-2019 06:09 PM

That’s a really sweet idea, nice job! Uncle of the year!

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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#2 posted 02-20-2019 06:09 PM

What a treasure for him…. Nice job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-20-2019 07:17 PM

That is a Dandy nature box for hie. He will enjoy this memory maker for a while, job well don.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 02-20-2019 10:33 PM

thats a great gift he’ll have for the rest of life,full of his favorite things and memories of a great uncle.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 02:45 AM

Great gift and that last picture looks like he already has a good start on filling it!

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#6 posted 02-21-2019 12:05 PM

anyone can collect pennies ~ it takes a special person to collect Nature’s Gifts.

Nicely done !!



-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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#7 posted 02-21-2019 05:35 PM

This is pretty awesome :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#8 posted 02-22-2019 01:14 PM

That’s a sweet gift. I’m old, but not so old that I don’t remember collecting some “favourite” rocks and putting them in the truck cab when I was supposed to be picking rocks and clearing them from the field. Bless my parents, they never discouraged me, but I can’t say they ever encouraged me either.

I think it’s a very sweet gesture to encourage his curiosity and wonder in this way.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#9 posted 02-23-2019 04:06 AM

I love the box, hay, I was wondering how you got the black writing and leaf insignia on the box??
Kind Regards

-- Hand Skills

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#10 posted 04-07-2019 05:06 AM

Anthony I used a stencil from a cricut machine and then painted it on.

-- Joel, Poway

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