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Project by doubleDD posted 12-19-2019 02:30 AM 583 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Come May I’‘l have a new son in-law Kyle. He served 6 years in the Marines and accumulated a few remembrances. He keeps them on his dresser so I couldn’t get them from my daughter without him knowing so she took a couple pictures and got some sizes for me. I made the box big enough (I hope) to hold them so when I give it to him for Christmas he can add them or I can add them for him. My daughter says he’s very proud of them so I think he will like it. I added the flag, a small plague and a couple rounds I had. I can’t wait to give it to him.
Oak with glass top and maple splines. 9 1/2’’ x 11’’ x 2 1/2’’. Finished with Danish oil. I used 4 earth magnets to keep it shut. I think it was a bit too much but it’s not going to open by accident.

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





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 12-19-2019 02:36 AM

Congrats to your daughter and what a nice way to start things off.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 12-19-2019 03:00 AM

Very nice Dave!

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 12-19-2019 03:23 AM

Will make a great “welcome to the family” present. Nice looking box Dave, well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-19-2019 04:22 AM

Thanks Rick. He deserves it. he a nice and he and my daughter get along great.

Thanks Jerry.

Bob I think he will appreciate the box. He like the woodworking I do and always talks about it, so now he will really have something to talk about.

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2019 05:59 AM

I like the design….triangle-square combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-19-2019 11:37 AM

Dave,

What a nice gift! I just sent two flag boxes out to friends who lost their verteran fathers.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 12-19-2019 01:42 PM

He will love it…Great work Dave.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 12-19-2019 01:46 PM

Thanks Ivan. I never thought about it that way but I got the idea from many others who have made these.

Peteybadboy, I glad that’s not the case here but know where you’re coming from. This case I get to see the expression on the verteran.

Thanks Cliff. I like it so far but I don’t think that counts. LOL.

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

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#9 posted 12-19-2019 02:45 PM

Very nice doubleDD

-- Alan - Raleigh, NC

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#10 posted 12-19-2019 03:10 PM

What a awesome project Dave. Great wood choices and box design. Well done sir. He will love it I think. Thank him for his service as well.
Merry Christmas buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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John

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#11 posted 12-19-2019 05:25 PM

Nice work Dave! I haven’t made any kind of box yet, and haven’t used any magnets to date. You are way ahead of me. Have a nice Christmas!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 12-19-2019 06:40 PM

A very nice salute to a marine’s service and Congratulations on the his addition to your family .

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 12-19-2019 06:50 PM

Thank you Alan.

Thanks Buster. Some guys go in the service and really get in to it. He was one of them.

Thanks John.You may have not made a box or used magnets but you inspired me to make a chaotic cutting board. Hopefully I’ll be post it soon.

Thanks Mike. He a great guy. Still seems to be a little shy but that will change soon.

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

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#14 posted 12-19-2019 08:54 PM

wonderfull gift

-- 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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#15 posted 12-19-2019 09:50 PM

Wow, Very nice Dave! And what a way to welcome your new SIL to the family. This will be a gift that will really touch the heart. Good job buddy!

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

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