Walnut baby box, smaller edition

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Project by KimAccurso posted 03-09-2019 12:47 AM 376 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to whip this one up real quick. I had taken some rattles and toys to the vet with me because they all found out I was a woodworker and wanted to see…. So the head vet asked if he could purchase a rattle and sheep for one of the techs who is pregnant. I said give me a week. Mistake – snow storm and freezing temps makes shop time minimal! Kaylie loves our rescue dogs, and has a special place in her heart for our elder blind dog, Toad, so I wanted to do a little something extra special for her. So I used what walnut I had and make this box, it’s about 7.5×5.5×5. As far as a rush job in the cold goes, I think it turned out perfect and she cried when I delivered it today. The head vet had no idea what I meant when I said, ‘a little something extra’ and he was blown away too. Definitely put a smile on me for the day! The toys are finished with organic cold pressed flax oil/organic beeswax and the box is finished with 6 coats wipe on poly and 2 coats wax. Please look to my previous baby boxes for credit where credit is due for mom/baby and rattles!!

Thanks for looking :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 03-09-2019 01:33 AM

Nice story with this one Kim. Beautiful work as always

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#2 posted 03-09-2019 02:59 AM

Another great job on your baby box. I liked the story that you wrote with it too. Keep up the good work.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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#3 posted 03-09-2019 03:07 AM

Nice!! Isn’t it fun to surprise folks with a gift like this? Great story. :)

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#4 posted 03-09-2019 06:06 PM

Avery thoughtful and pretty present for the new baby!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 03-09-2019 07:41 PM

Kim, what a nice job. I like the rattle design. The corner splines and melamine bottom work well and give it a clean look. Making stuff with a deadline often takes the fun out of the project. I like the stringing and inset in the top. My only criticism is that I might like a bit more color contrast in the mother and child appliqué. As others have pointed out, the story is what makes this posting. You did a nice job of telling us details. Give Toad a pat for me.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 03-11-2019 12:49 AM

Very nice work, Kim!! Cheers, Jim

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

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